Mark Rubinstein, MD, from the UCSF Department of Pediatrics (Division of Adolescent Medicine) and Danielle Ramo, PhD, from the UCSF Department of Psychiatry, are doing a research study about electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in teenagers.
The study doctors hope this study will help doctors and researchers understand more about the use of e-cigarettes in adolescents including what the risks may be.
We need both e-cigarette users and a small number of non-users to enroll in our study.
If you are 13-17 years-old and agree to participate, you will come to UCSF for a 1-hour visit. During that visit, you will provide a saliva and urine sample (to test for nicotine and other chemicals found in e-cigarettes) and complete a questionnaire.
You will be paid $30 for the visit.
Over the next 1 year, we will contact you every six months to complete some more questionnaires.
You will be paid each time you complete a visit ($35 for the 6-month and $40 for the 12-month visit).