Compensated Smoking
Research Study
Researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center are conducting a research study aimed at learning more about young adult smokers.
Visits Conducted in Oklahoma City, OK
Frequent Smokers, Menthol Cigarette Preference
18 - 26 Years Old
Fast Facts
Study Background
The majority of new young adult smokers initiate with a menthol cigarette. Menthol cigarette smoking is linked to a greater likelihood of progressing to regular smoking and nicotine dependence.

Menthol’s pleasurable taste and other sensory effects (cooling /soothing sensations in the throat) may contribute to a positive first smoking experience, which could link initiation with uptake and regular smoking.

Our researchers want to know how a menthol ban could alter smoking behavior in young smokers.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
The goal of the study is understand how menthol impacts smoking habits in young smokers.
Is this study for me?
You may qualify to participate in this study if you meet the following criteria.

Key criteria are:
  • 18 and 26,
  • Smoke cigarettes
  • Menthol cigarette preference
What will happen if I participate in this study?
You will complete 5 socially-distanced in-person study visits, or you can complete sessions
remotely. Remote sessions will be taken via video conference. Between sessions, you will report on your cigarette smoking patterns and perceptions using a cell phone app.

We will give you two different types of research cigarettes to smoke in the laboratory (or remotely via video conference ), and also in your home environment, for 7-days each. These are menthol-flavored and non-menthol flavored cigarettes. The cigarettes will be given to you for free.
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
Compensation up to $551 is provided for your participation in our study.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost for you to participate in our research program.