E-Cigarette, Smoker and Non-Smoker Study

We are looking for:

Men and women who use e-cigarette exclusively, smokers and non-smokers

What is the purpose of the study?

E-cigarettes have been in the news lately and although they are not as harmful as smoking
regular cigarettes, we do not know the type and amount of exposure to toxins in e-cigarette
users. This study will examine how much exposure you have to harmful substances by using ecigarettes.
We will compare these levels of exposures to cigarette smokers and .non-smokers.
We will be collecting blood, urine, saliva, cheek cells, breath samples to assess whether e-cig
users are exposed to harmful products.

How often are the clinic visits?

If you are eligible and agree to participate, you will be invited to our clinic for an orientation
visit and six study visits approximately 4 weeks apart.

What will I be doing in the study?

At the clinic visit, you will complete several questionnaires about your health, lifestyle, tobacco
use history and patterns of use. We will collect urine, blood, saliva and cheek brushings from
you. The samples you provide us with will be tested for exposure markers of e-cigarette and
tobacco use. We will also have you breathe into a carbon monoxide monitoring device at each
visit to determine how much you smoke.

Will I be compensated?

You will be paid $25 for the orientation visit, $50 for each monthly visits (up to 6), plus $200 for
completing the study.

What should I do if I'm interested?

If you would like to find out if you qualify for this study please call 612-626-5107 or e-mail ikuem001@umn.edu.

We are looking for...

Men and women who are regular cigarette smokers, e-cigararette users/vapers and non-smokers.  In generally good health

Study Coordinator

If you would like to find out if you qualify for this study please call 612-626-5107 or e-mail


Tobacco Research Programs
717 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Phone: 612-626-5155
Fax: 612-624-4610
Email: tobacco@umn.edu