E-cigarette and Nicotine Research Study

What we are studying

The purpose of this study is to understand how nicotine is absorbed in your lungs and eventually reaches your brain after you inhale the vapor from e-cigarettes. https://redcap.duke.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=RL3WAN7DEX

Who is Eligible

  • Genders:
    • Men
    • Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 18 - 65

Eligibility Criteria

  • Healthy males and non-pregnant females who are currently using both combustible/traditional and electronic cigarettes (dual smokers)

What is involved

  • This study involves using PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scanning to measure how nicotine distributes in your body after you inhale e-cigarette vapor. A PET scan is a special kind of noninvasive imaging test which allows doctors and researchers to see how certain tissues and organs within the body are functioning. A PET scan uses radiation to produce images of the body. CT (computerized tomography) scans will be conducted to create images of your body.


Parking will be validate and patients will be compensated for their and time and participation.

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Deanna Oates

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.