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 functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) research study. This study involves the use of nasal spray.

Who: Adults ages 18-55 years old who  drink more than 14 drinks per week (men) or 7 drinks in a week (women) and have at least 35 cigarettes per week.

Time Involved: 3 Visits

Compensation: Up to $250

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

Drinking and Smoking 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-old cigarette smokers who have ever tried vaping 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 or vaping. If you are under the age of 18, you must have permission from a parent/guardian to be in the study.

Time Involved: 6 study visits.

Compensation: You may receive up to $400 for attending all 6 study visits.

Contact Person: Abby - (401)-863-3522, or Email [email protected]

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.

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