Projects

Active Projects

At the Brown Smoke Lab, we have a variety of teen and adult studies happening.  Please see below to find the right study for you:

 

Project SIREN

  • 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.
 

Project EXTRA

  • Teen smoking research study
  • We are studying the effects of flavors and nicotine on tobacco use. This is NOT a treatment to help you quit smoking or vaping.
  • Teen smokers between the ages of 15 and 20 who have ever tried vaping are needed.
  • You may receive up to $400 for attending all 6 study visits.
  • If you are under the age of 18, you must have permission from a parent/guardian to be in the study.
  • Call Julissa at 401-863-6635, text 401-680-6635, or email [email protected] for more information.
 

Project TCORS

  • Adult smoking research study.
  • We are investigating the effects of very low nicotine versus normal nicotine content cigarettes among individuals with affective disorders.  This is NOT a treatment to help you quit smoking.
  • Adult smokers age 21+ who have been diagnosed with depression or anxiety are needed.
  • You may receive up to $1,916 for completing all 20 weeks of the study.
  • Please call Emily at 401-863-6670 or email [email protected] for more information.
 

CENIC Marketplace

  • Adult smoking research study.
  • We are investigating the impact of tobacco products with very low nicotine content versus normal nicotine content in a complex marketplace that is designed to simulate a real world environment. This is NOT a treatment to help you quit smoking.
  • Adult smokers age 21+ are needed.
  • You may receive up to $1,255 for completing all 20 weeks of the study.
  • Please email us at [email protected] or fill out the contact form for more information.
 

Project PNAV

  • Adult smoking research study
  • We are investigating whether being provided with a Peer Navigator to provide social support for quitting improves quit rates in HIV-positive smokers.
  • Adult smokers age 18+ who are diagnosed with HIV and smoke at least 5 cigarettes per day are needed.
  • You may receive up to $180 for completing 5 study sessions.
  • Please call Alana at 401-863-6692 for more information.
 

Project SREC

  • Adult smoking research study
  • We are investigating whether HIV-positive smokers, who are unwilling or unable to quit smoking, will substitute an electronic cigarette for regular cigarettes, and to examine whether there are any changes in heart and lung health in smokers who switch from regular cigarettes to electronic cigarettes. 
  • Adult smokers age 18+ who are diagnosed with HIV and smoke at least 5 cigarettes per day are needed.
  • You will receive (at no cost) an electronic cigarette and electronic cigarette liquid each week for 6 weeks.
  • You may receive up to $210 for completing 5 study sessions.
  • Please call Alana at 401-863-6692 for more information.

 

What happens when you call?

When you call about one of our projects, we will first describe the study to you. If you are interested in participating, we will ask you some questions to see if you may qualify to be in the study. If it seems like you may qualify, we will then make an appointment for you to come to our lab, where we will do an in-depth screening to make a final determination of your eligibility for enrollment.