Smoking and Hormones Research Study
Join a compensated research study funded by the National Institute of Health for women who have quit smoking or would like to quit smoking and remain smoke free postpartum.
Compensation Provided
18 - 40 Years Old
Fast Facts
Pregnant Women or Newly Postpartum Women
Smoker interested in quitting or Recently Quit Smoking
Abrams Public Health Center in Tucson, AZ + Tobacco Research Programs in Minneapolis, MN
Study Background
The goal of our study is to determine if progesterone and/or estrogen can help women avoid smoking again after having a baby.

Ultimately we hope to reduce infant secondhand smoke exposure through our hormone treatments.

One of the treatments is progesterone, a naturally occurring hormone that increases during pregnancy, and then drops after childbirth. Higher hormone levels seem to help women quit smoking and stay smoke-free.

The second treatment is DMPA, which is a common and safe hormone of birth control. DMPA prevents ovulation and this, in turn, results in lower estrogen levels. Lower estrogen levels may help women avoid smoking by making it less enjoyable.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
The goal of our study is to help women stay smoke-free and reduce infant secondhand smoke exposure.
Is this study for me?
You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:
  • Pregnant
  • 18-40 years old
  • Recently quit smoking or are interested in quitting
What will happen if I participate in this study?
While you are in the study, we will communicate with you via phone, email, text messages, and/or US mail. We may use Google Voice to correspond with you. You will also meet with study staff and collect data while at home. The meetings with study staff will occur either at our clinic, at your home, or at a public place of convenience.

Participation involves:
  • 10 remote clinic visits
  • Weekly surveys over the course of 4-5 months
You will be asked to:
  • Complete online and in-person visits with our staff
  • Answer questions about your health, mood, and smoking behavior
  • Complete questionnaires
  • Have your samples collected
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
If eligible, you would be compensated up to $691 for full participation.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost for you to participate in our research program.