Compensated Research Study for Smokers
Virginia Commonwealth University researchers are interested in learning more about the potential for e-cigarettes to reduce menthol cigarette smoking.
Conducted in Richmond, VA
Compensation is Provided
African American
Cigarette smoker
21+ Years Old
Fast Facts
Study Background
Do you smoke menthol cigarettes and identify as Black or African American?

Our researchers are partnering with individuals who identify as Black or African American to earn more about the potential for e-cigarettes to reduce menthol cigarette smoking.

If you choose to participate in this study, you can receive up to $654 in compensation! Click below to learn more.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
Our studies aim to learn more about the effects of menthol cigarettes.
Is this study for me?
You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Age 21+
  • Identify as Black/African American
  • Smoke menthol cigarettes
  • Willing try an e-cigarette for smoking reduction
What will happen if I participate in this study?
Participants should be be willing to complete four in-person visits at the study site, answer phone calls/text messages/online surveys, and receive an e-cigarette for 6 weeks.
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
Compensation up to $654 is provided for participation in a study. Payments vary by visit with in-person visits averaging about $100.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There are no additional costs for you to participate in our research program.