Electronic Cigarette, Cigarillo/Little Cigar & Tobacco Smoking Research Study
Join a study where researchers are learning about the health of blood vessels in people who smoke or vape
University of Louisville, located in Louisville, KY
Compensation Provided
Daily Tobacco Products Use
In Good Health
18 - 45 Years Old
Fast Facts
About this research study:
Researchers hope to gain a better understanding of the effects of tobacco product use on your heart health.
We know that people who smoke have a higher chance of getting heart problems. We are still learning what chemicals that are in cigarettes damage your heart and blood vessels and if we could lower the levels of damaging chemicals. We also don't know yet if other kinds of tobacco products like electronic cigarettes, pods, and cigarillos are different or similar to regular cigarettes in terms of heart health.

We are interested in identifying cardiovascular harm to your body that is associated with the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes and cigarillos.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
We are conducting the study to identify the impact of traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and cigarillos on heart health.
Is this study for me?
This study is for you if you meet the following criteria.

If you:
  • Are 18-45 years old
  • Smoke either traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes or cigarillos
  • Weigh more than 100 pounds or have a BMI <40
  • Are willing to fast from food/drink (except water) for 8 hours and refrain from smoking/nicotine use for 6 hours before the scheduled visits

And if you DO NOT:
  • Have a known diagnosis of diabetes, uncontrolled hypertension, inflammatory conditions, HIV, hepatitis, chronic liver disease, anemia
  • Take (at the time of the study) any cardiovascular medicine including diuretics
What will happen if I participate in the study?
The study will consist of two visits, where the second visit will occur 2 years after the first study visit. Both study visits will last approximately 2.5-3 hours and include questionnaires on your social history, health, tobacco use patterns, blood and urine collection, and other measures to give us an idea of your heart health.
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
Qualified participants will receive a $125 gift card per study visit.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost for you to participate in the study.