SmartVape Study

Study Type

General Health & Wellbeing

Study Purpose

The purpose of the SmartVape research study is to learn more about e-cigarette (ECIG) devices and e-cigarette liquids. There are two parts to this study. Eligible participants can choose to do one or both parts.

This study will allow us to come up with a consistent way of gathering ECIG device and liquid information by creating an app that captures photographs of these products. Our tests will allow us to see how the app works as well as provide feedback on using the app.

About the Study

Eligible participants will report to Pennington Biomedical where they will complete procedures that mimic use of the app in real-world settings.

Part 1: Participants will be instructed on the use of the SmartVape app and will be asked to capture images of their ECIG device and its settings without assistance. Specifically, participants will use the app to capture images of their devices and liquids in various states of fullness.

Part 2: Participants will report to PBRC where they will be instructed on the use of the SmartVape app and will be asked to capture images of their ECIG device and its setting throughout 2 weeks. Specifically, participants will use the app to capture images of their devices and liquids in various states of fullness throughout their daily lives for 2 weeks. After 2 weeks the participants will report to PBRC where they will be asked to fill out a survey containing questions about using the application and will be briefly interviewed about their experience.

Study Design

Number of Visits:

  • Part 1: 1 study visit
  • Part 2: Up to 2 study visits, 14 days of using the application

Procedures:

  • Part 1 and 2: Training on using the application
  • Part 1 and 2: Use of SmartVape app in lab
  • Part 2: Use of SmartVape app for 14 days
  • Part 2: Interview and Questionnaire

Study Qualifications

To qualify for this research study, participants should: 

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Own and use at least one e-cigarette device
  • Consistently uses e-cigarette/vaping device on some or every day of the week

* You may not qualify for this study based on other eligibility criteria not listed. The study coordinator will go over this information in detail.

Study Duration

Part 1: Participation in the study will last approximately 1 hour.

Part 2: Participation in the study will last approximately 16 days.

Compensation

Part 1: Compensation of up to $50 is offered for the completion of Part 1.

Part 2: Compensation of up to $50 is offered for completion of Part 2.

If eligible after screening, participants will be given the choice to enroll in one or both studies.

Study Contact

If you are interested in volunteering for this research study, click here to screen online. Interested volunteers many also email meredith.blackburn@pbrc.edu.

If you think you may be eligible, please click the button below to screen online.

GET STARTED

Please do not fill out this questionnaire for anyone other than yourself unless you are their legal guardian.
If you know someone who may be interested please direct them to the site or have them call us directly at 225-763-3000.

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