Compensated Cigarette Smoking Study
Researchers at Rutgers University are partnering with female smokers to study the effect of hormones on their emotions and smoking habits.
Facts About Our Study
Our research study is evaluating how how ovarian hormones (progesterone & estradiol) impact smoking
Women Who Smoke Daily

18 - 40 Years Old

Not using medication affecting hormones
Compensation is provided
Study Background
How do your hormones impact your smoking habits? Our study aims to answer this question.

Rutgers University researchers are examining how ovarian hormones (progesterone & estradiol) impact smoking.

Our research could help the medical community better understand the relationship between hormones, anxiety, & nicotine addiction.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
Researchers at Rutgers University are studying the influence of hormones on emotions and smoking. Your participation in this study could lead to a better understanding of how hormones, anxiety, and nicotine addiction are related.
Is this study for me?
You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:
  • Assigned female at birth
  • Smoking at least 5 cigarettes per day
  • 18 to 40 years old
  • Able to attend visits at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ)
  • Not pregnant or breastfeeding currently or in the last three month
  • Not on hormonal birth control or using medication that affects hormones
What will happen if I participate in the study?
Participants will attend visits at Rutgers University on the same day once a week for the course of one menstrual cycle.

Participation includes:
  • a virtual baseline assessment including surveys, behavioral tasks, and instructions on the study protocol
  • collection of saliva samples that participants will return weekly
  • wearing a daily activity monitor
  • completing surveys a few times a day on a smartphone
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
You will be compensated - $30 for first appointment and up to $91 for each follow-up visit.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost for you to participate in our research program.