Effect of Banning Menthol Flavored Cigarettes on Smoking Cessation

What is the purpose of the study?

The purpose of this study is to determine if different types of cigarettes affect how difficult it is to quit smoking. 

How often are the clinic visits?

There are a total of 12 clinic visits, most of these occur within the first 3 months, with a follow-up visit at 4 months, and a final visit approximately 7 months after you have started the study. 

What will I be doing in the study?

During the first part of the study we would ask that you either continue to smoke the type of cigarette you are currently smoking, or that you switch to a different type of cigarette that would be assigned to you during the study. After approximately one month, you will be asked to quit smoking entirely. At your clinic visits you will complete questionnaires, do a breath test, provide urine, and return a completed log of your tobacco use.

Will I be compensated?

You will receive cigarettes during part of the study which occurs before you quit smoking. If you participate in all of the study visits and complete all required study procedures you will receive up to $390. All payments are made as pre-paid Visa gift cards. 

What should I do if I'm interested?

If you would like to find out if you qualify for this study, contact us at 612-626-5981 or email gahmx008@umn.edu. Please include a contact number in your email.

We are looking for...

African American smokers ages 18-64 who are interested in quitting and in generally good health.


If you are interested and would like to participate, contact me!


Tobacco Research Programs
717 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Phone: 612-626-5155
Fax: 612-624-4610
Email: tobacco@umn.edu