University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh Smoking Research Studies

The following is a list of research studies that are open to current smokers not interested in quitting.

Click Here to see if you qualify for any of the studies listed on this page. Researchers will contact you about studies you qualify for that have current availability.

Studies for Occasional Smokers:

  • UPMC seeks healthy adults ages 18-65 who occasionally use tobacco. This research is examining how smokers respond to cigarettes that are low in nicotine. There are up to seven sessions lasting about three hours each. Research participants completing the study will be compensated up to $60 per session, or $20 per hour.

  • Studies for Regular Smokers:

  • Researchers at UPMC are looking to enroll healthy adult smokers ages 18-65. This research is examining the influence of brief uses of FDA-approved nicotine patch or nicotine nasal spray on mood and behavior. The study involves a brief physical exam and five sessions lasting two hours each. Eligible participants who complete all sessions will receive up to $250, or $20 per hour. This is NOT a treatment study.

  • UPMC seeks healthy adult smokers ages 18-65 who regularly smoke. This research is examining how smokers respond to cigarettes that are low in nicotine. There are up to seven sessions lasting about three hours each. Research study participants will be compensated up to $60 per session, or $20 per hour.