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Nicotine Vapor Sensory Study

Research Question:
How are flavors experienced by daily vapers, and how do they relate to the phenomenon of "indirect" harm?

Basic Study Information

This study aims to develop reliable and valid measures of sensory experiences that are unique to e-cigarette use. In particular, we are interested in the experience commonly described as a "throat hit," which is a function of the type/concentration of nicotine and the carrier liquid. Participants will vape e-liquids we provide and answer questionnaires - all over Zoom. To be included in this study, participants must meet the following criteria: 1) Age 21-55; 2) Current daily vapers of products containing nicotine; 3) Not using other tobacco products; 4) No taste or smell deficits including from allergies (specifically active, untreated, seasonal allergies that would interfere with smell or taste procedures); 5) Access to video-conference or telephone

Location: Conducted via secure video call
Study Web URL:
Study Reference #: STUDY00004548

Lead Researcher (Principal Investigator)

Lead Researcher:  Deborah Ossip

Study Contact Information

Study Coordinator: Phillip Vaughan

Additional Study Details

Reimbursement:  Yes

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