Research Study
Researchers at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center are partnering with young adults who smoke cigarettes daily or occasionally to learn more about cigarette dependency.
Visits Conducted in Oklahoma City, OK
smoke cigarettes Daily or from Time to time
18 - 26 Years Old
Fast Facts
Study Background
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 whether there are differences in attitudes and behaviors between younger individuals who smoke menthol cigarettes or non-menthol cigarettes.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
The goal of the study to measure differences in attitudes and use of menthol and non-menthol cigarettes.
Is this study for me?
You may qualify to participate in this study if you meet the following criteria.

Key criteria are: between the ages of 18 and 26, currently smokes cigarettes, and able to meet the terms of the study.
What will happen if I participate in this study?
This is a 3-phase study.

The first phase will occur in the Health Promotion Research Center in Oklahoma City, OK, and will include 3 in-person study visits.

The second phase will occur via twice-daily brief cellphone-based survey assessments that participants will receive via a mobile application.

The third phase of the study consists of an approximately 6- month follow-up after baseline to determine changes in smoking behavior.

Brief interim surveys at 2 and 4-months post-enrollment will be added to enhance retention rates. The follow-ups can occur in person, over the phone, or online, to reduce participant burden.

The order of the phases may change due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
Compensation up to $523 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.