Smoking Research Study
Researchers at Rutgers University are conducting a research study aimed at understanding how smoking affects your physiology and attention
Visits Conducted in New Brunswick, NJ
Compensation Provided
18 - 55 Years Old
Daily Cigarette Smoker
Fast Facts
Virtual and In person Sessions
Study Background
Our researchers want to learn more about how smoking cigarettes affects your physiology and attention span.

Over 34 million adults currently smoke cigarettes in the United States and about 8.1 million adults have at least one serious illness that's caused by smoking.

Help our researchers learn more about the effects that daily smoking has on your mind and body. If you smoke 8+ cigarettes per day, you are invited to participate in our study!
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
Our study is designed to evaluate the different aspects of physiology and attention during smoking.
Is this study for me?
You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:
  • Between 18-55 years old
  • Smoke 8+ cigarettes daily
What will happen if I participate in the study?
Participation includes:
  • A 1-hour remote visit
  • Two 2-hour visits to the lab in downtown New Brunswick over two consecutive days
At the first visit, you will complete some questionnaires and we will use psychophysiological recording equipment (ECG, BVP, respiration) to measure your attention and physiology. You will be randomly assigned to one of two groups where you will complete one of two different computerized tasks. During the computer task, you will be given the opportunity to smoke while we monitor your physiological activity.
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
You will be compensated up to $150.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost for you to participate in our research program.