E-Cigarette Shops Open Even as City Cracks Down

A half-dozen people were gathered around the tasting bar at the Henley Vaporium in SoHo on a recent Friday evening. Behind the bar, two vapologists in white lab coats stood before a selection of dozens of tiny bottles, each containing liquid nicotine. The customers, all students or young professionals, leisurely inhaled on their so-called vape pens. Clouds of mist curled upward and vanished. A slightly sweet smell lingered in the air.

Check out the full story at NYTimes.com: E-Cigarette Shops Open Even as City Cracks Down

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Seeking Hookah (Shisha) Smokers for Research Study

The Department of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College is looking for shisha smokers to participate in a research study, looking at the effects that shisha may have on the lung cells.

Eligible participants can earn $250 in compensation upon completion of the following study visits:

1. Screening visit, including medical history, physical exam, blood and urine tests, EKG, chest X-ray and a breathing test (duration approximately 5 hours): $50 compensation

2. Study visit, including bronchoscopy procedure: $200 compensation

If you are at least 18 years old and smoke shisha (hookah), please call 646-962-2672 to hear more information about our research study

IRB approved protocol #0005004439

 

Are You At Risk for Lung Disease? Free Lung Health Evaluation for Eligible Volunteers

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lung disease caused mainly by cigarette smoking. Symptoms include trouble breathing, wheezing, coughing up mucus and chest infections.

If you are a smoker and/or are having trouble breathing, you may be eligible for our research study.

Visits and Compensation:

$50 for completing initial medical exam if eligible

$200 for completing bronchoscopy if eligible

 

Call the Department of Genetic Medicine for more information: 646-962-2672

 

IRB Approved Protocol # 0005004440

We Can Help You Quit Smoking for Free as Part of Our Paid Research Study

Trying to quit smoking?

As part of our research study we are offering eligible smokers:
-free smoking cessation counseling and medication
-up to $1,800 in compensation by completing 4 medical exams and bronchoscopies

Call the Department of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College for more information: 646-962-2672

IRB protocol #0905010391 Approval Date: 8.4.10

Let Us Help You Quit Smoking for Free

The Department of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College is seeking smokers, ages 18 or older to participate in a paid research study. Participants will be part of a study looking at the effects of smoking on lung disease.

Offering $50 compensation for a free, 3-4 hr, lung health exam consisting of a physical exam, Electrocardiogram (EKG), blood and urine tests, breathing test and a chest x-ray. Eligible volunteers will also receive $200 for a 3-4 hr bronchoscopy procedure.

Eligible volunteers can also participate in a year long study consisting of 8 additional visits:

3 lung health exams (including physical exam, electrocardiogram (EKG), blood and urine tests, chest x-ray and a breathing test) and bronchoscopy procedures lasting 3-4 hours each and 5 visits to provide routine blood and urine tests lasting 30 minutes each.

Compensation:

Month 3 exam and bronchoscopy: $350

Month 6 exam and bronchoscopy: $350

Month 12 exam and bronchoscopy: $350

Study completion bonus: $500

Please call Malesa at 646-962-2672

 

IRB Approved Protocol #0905010391

IRB Approval Date: 8.4.2010

 

Trying to Quit Smoking?

As part of our research study we are offering eligible smokers:

-free smoking cessation counseling and medication

-up to $1,800 in compensation by completing 4 medical exams and bronchoscopies

Call the Department of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College for more information: 646-962-2672

IRB protocol #0905010391 Approval Date: 1.29.10

We apologize that we cannot take inquiries via the internet. To inquire about our studies please call our patient coordinators at 646-962-2672.

New Yorkers are Living Longer. Are Anti-Smoking Ads to Thank?

Source: NY1

The NYC’s Department of Health reports that NYC residents born in 2007 can expect to live around 79.5 years. That’s a five month gain over 2006’s estimate and a gain of one year and seven months since 2001.

NY1 News reports that City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley credits New Yorkers for listening to advice regarding quitting smoking, being more active and following better diets.

The city’s push on “in-your-face anti-smoking ads”, calorie counts in fast food restaurants and decreased salt quantities may also be to thank. NY1 also reports that smoking deaths in people 35 years and older are down more than 11% over the last 5 years.

NY1’s full article can be found here.

Weill Cornell Medical College is Seeking Volunteers for a Research Study

Additional information about this study can be found on ClinicalTrials.gov

Please click here to see additional studies run by the Department of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College

The Department of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College is seeking smokers, ages 18+, to participate in a research study. Participants will be part of a study looking at the effects of smoking on lung disease.

If you qualify and complete all tests and visits, you will receive 4 free lung health exams and $1,800.00 in compensation.

The study will follow you over 12 months and consist of 9 study visits:

4 lung health exams (including physical exam, electrocardiogram (EKG), blood and urine tests, chest x-ray and a breathing test) and bronchoscopy procedures lasting 3-4 hours each and 5 visits to provide routine blood and urine tests lasting 30 minutes each.

Compensation:

Initial screening: $50

Initial bronchoscopy: $200

Month 3 exam and bronchoscopy: $350

Month 6 exam and bronchoscopy: $350

Month 12 exam and bronchoscopy: $350

Study completion bonus: $500

For more information, please call Mylene at 646-962-2672

IRB Approved Protocol #0905010391

IRB Approval Date: 12/1/09

Expires: 8/9/10

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