Teen Vaping Study

What is it?

Mark Rubinstein, M.D. from the UCSF Department of Pediatrics (Division of Adolescent Medicine) and Danielle Ramo, Ph.D. from the UCSF Department of Psychiatry, are doing a research study about vaping nicotine (Juul, e-cigarettes) and marijuana/cannabis vaping systems (Pax) in teenagers. 

What will I do?

If you are 12-18 years-old, qualify for the study and agree to participate, you will come to UCSF for a 60-minute visit. During that visit, you will provide a  saliva and urine sample and complete a questionnaire.  You will then come back one more time for a 30 minute visit in 6 months.

More info:

If you are interested in the study someone from the study will ask you questions about your health by telephone.

  • ​You will then answer questions to make certain that you qualify for the study. 
  • If you qualify, we will set up an appointment to come in for a visit.

When you come in for the study

  • You will complete a confidential questionnaire which will ask questions about you and your behaviors (including if you smoke or vape). 
  • ​You will also be asked to place a small amount of saliva (spit) in a tube so that we can test it for nicotine.  Your parents will not have access to these results.
  • You will also be asked to place a small amount of urine (pee) in a tube so that we can test it for evidence of vaping (e-cigarettes or marijuana/weed/cannabis) related toxins. 
  • The urine will NOT be tested for any drugs except marijuana/weed/cannabis. 
  • Your parents will not have access to these results.
  • We will then schedule you for a second visit in 6 months where you will fill out a similar questionnaire and provide more saliva and urine.

You will receive $100 for your time if you complete both visits.

($40 for the first visit and $60 for the second)

Contact Us

Join the study!

UCSF Teen Study

415-508-TEEN