Tobacco research studies

The following are alcohol research studies being conducted by the Brown University School of Public Health, which are looking for active participants:

About: A brain imaging research study. This study involves the use of nasal spray.

Who: Adults (18-60 years old) cigarette smokers and alcohol drinkers who smoke 1 ½ packs of cigarettes a week and drink regularly.

Time Involved: 3 Visits

Compensation: Up to $250

For more information please call/text 401-424-1813, or email

Drinking and Smoking Study Flyer

About: The Get Fit to Quit study involves a 16-week treatment program focused on managing weight and quitting smoking for overweight or obese smokers. 

Who: Adults ages 18-75 years old who are overweight or obese and have at least 5 cigarettes per day. 

Time Involved: 20 hours (1 hour per week)

Compensation: Up to $230

For more information please call 401-484-7848, or email

View the study flyer

Want to Quit Smoking? 

If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study by Brown University investigators examining a medication to help alcohol drinkers who want to quit cigarette smoking. If eligible, participants receive, at no cost, a 6-week supply of nicotine patch and 6 individual sessions with a smoking cessation counselor, and study medication. In addition, participants may earn up to $150 for completing questionnaires and interviews. To learn more about the study, call 401-863-6681.

About: We are studying whether smokers are able to switch to an electronic cigarette (e-cig) in place of their usual brand cigarette. You will be provided with an e-cig and e-liquid at weekly visits - provided to you at no cost.

This is NOT a treatment study to help you quit smoking or vaping. 

Who: HIV-positive smokers who are unable or not ready to quit smoking. 

Time Involved: 8 study visits.

Compensation: You may receive up to $260 for attending all study visits.

Contact Person: Cathy - (401) 863-6680.

Who: 15–20-year-olds who smoke cigarettes are needed for a Brown University research study.

About: We are studying the effects of flavors and nicotine on tobacco use. This is NOT a treatment to help you quit smoking. If you are under the age of 18, you must have permission from a parent/guardian to be in the study.

Time Involved: Six 2-hour study visits.

Compensation: You may receive up to $570 for attending all six 2-hr study visits.

Contact Person: Abby - (401)-863-3522, email us at [email protected], or visit for more information.


Protocol #: 1705001771

Teen Smoking Research Study

  • Our study is interested in the effects that cigarettes containing lower levels of nicotine may have on teen smoking behavior.
  • Teen smokers between the ages of 15 and 20 are needed.
  • Participants can earn up to $523 for attending 5 study sessions.
  • If you are younger than 18 years old, you must have your parent’s permission to be in the study.
  • Travel to study sessions can be provided if necessary.

Call Jasmine at 401-863-6645 or email [email protected] for more information.

Complete the Screener



Who: Age 21-65

About: We are looking for volunteers who have asthma and use cigarettes to take part in a confidential research study at Brown University.

Time Involved: Participation involves answering questionnaires, completing a brief medical screening, and visiting our lab located in Providence for up to 10 in-person sessions. Complete our screener: to see if you may be further eligible.

Compensation: Participants will be compensated up to $300-$425 for their participation.

Contact: [email protected] or call: 401-863-5521, text: 401-489-1962 [Protocol # 1908002509]

About: This study is about the potential effects of electronic cigarettes and oral nicotine pouches on health and switching away from cigarettes among people who smoke. This is not a quit smoking study.

Who: Adults (21 years old and older) who currently smoke cigarettes.

Time Involved: 7 visits (3 in person visits)

Compensation: Up to $275

For more information please call us at 401-863-5605, or email [email protected]

Tri-PEC study flyer

Protocol #: 2986