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In-vivo effects of E-cigarette aerosol

To determine if e-cigarettes with Cinnamaldehyde (Cinnamon) flavoring impact the epithelial cell function as measured by mucociliary clearance (MCC)

Age & Gender

  • 18 years ~ 40 years
  • Female


North Carolina (Statewide)


$750 for completing all study visits and activities

In-person visits : 7
Total length of participation : About 3 months

Looking for Specific Volunteers

Able to participate:

  • You currently use an e-cigarette device

Not eligible if:

  • Pre-existing lung disease (e.g., asthma, cystic fibrosis, etc.)
  • Significant chronic illness (such as, but not limited to, heart disease, uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes, auto-immune disease)
  • Have used any kind of tobacco product (other than e-cig) in the past 3 months or have ever smoked more than 10 packs of cigarettes in a year.
  • Pregnant or nursing
  • You have had regular CT scans or x-rays over the past year

Contact the Team

Visit Location

100% Remote (online, phone, text)

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Ilona Jaspers
Pediatrics - Allergy Immunology and Rheumatology

Study Topics

Lungs and Breathing
Substance Use (tobacco, alcohol, opioids, etc)

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