Exploring rural tobacco users’ experiences and barriers to participating in research studies


Do you use tobacco products? Researchers at the University of Florida are conducting a study to learn more about your experience as a tobacco user. Compensation provided. 


  • Participate in a 60-90 minute interview
  • $25 gift card provided if you are eligible and complete the interview


  • Adult over the age of 18
  • Live in one of the following counties in Florida: Bradford, Union, Columbia and Levy
  • Use a tobacco product including cigarettes, vaporizers/e-cigs, hookah, dry tobacco, cigars, and snuff/snus

Additional eligibility criteria and study procedure details can be explained by the study team. Please call or email:

Study Information Flyer


18 to 65
65 and over



Monetary compensation


Can be done from home



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Principal Investigator

Contact Information


(352) 403-0580

Be an Informed Participant

Before deciding to participate in a research study, take time to learn about clinical research, how it's conducted and your rights as a research participant. Following are some helpful resources from independent sources. Always remember that a clinical research study is research, not treatment.

Know Who to Contact

  • Eligibility: For questions about a specific study and who is eligible to participate, call or email the contact person listed for that study.
  • Your Rights: For questions about your rights as a research participant, contact the UF Institutional Review Boards at 352-273-9600.
  • Feedback: For general questions or feedback about study listings, email the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute at UFStudies@health.ufl.edu.

Other Resources

  • HealthStreet: Health-focused services, classes and events, and opportunities to participate in research.
  • ResearchMatch.org: Join a national registry of volunteers willing to be contacted about research studies.

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