Compensated, Remote Smoking Research Study
We are studying smokers’ experiences and behavior in the places where they regularly spend time, and in specific retail stores. This study is being conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.
Research Conducted in PA, DE, and NJ
Compensation is Provided
Remote Research Study
Smoke at least 5 cigarettes a day
21-65 Years Old
Fast Facts
Not Pregnant
Study Background
Often people feel differently depending on the space that they’re in. For example, you might feel differently at home than in a public place.
In this study, we are examining whether your smoking behavior and mood change as you move through your normal daily life.

You will be asked to turn on location tracking on your smartphone, and to answer questions about your smoking and mood throughout the day. You may also be asked to enter specific retail stores (like a convenience store or pharmacy) as part of the study.

Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
The overall objective of our study is to learn more about smokers’ experiences and behavior in the places where they regularly spend time and in specific retail stores.
Is this study for me?
You may qualify for our study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:
  • 21-65 Years Old
  • Smoke at least 5 cigarettes per day over the last 6 months
  • Not pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Own a working smartphone (iPhone or Android)
  • Located in PA, DE, or NJ and plan to be there for the next 2 months
  • Vaccinated against COVID-19
What will happen if I participate in the study?
  • Participate in one scheduled intake phone or video call
  • Actively complete study tasks for approximately the next 2 months (short phone surveys several times per day, assigned retail store visits, and location tracking)
  • Complete 3 self-guided, online study surveys at your home (30-60 minutes each)
  • You may be asked to visit certain locations and make purchases through study-provided funds
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
You will be compensated up to $500 for your participation.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There will be no cost to participate in our research study.