Seeking Volunteers for an E-Cigarette Research Study

The Department of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College is looking for Healthy Non-Smokers (ages 21+) for a research study looking at the effects smoking electronic cigarettes may have on lung cells.

If you qualify and complete all tests and visits, you will receive:

1.  A free lung health and medical evaluation (includes physical exam, electrocardiogram (EKG), blood and urine tests, breathing test, questionnaires, chest X-ray and a bronchoscopy procedure)

2.  $550 compensation if you qualify and complete all tests and visits

Visits and compensation include:

Screening visit: $50

Initial study visit including bronchoscopy: $200

Follow up study visit including  bronchoscopy: $300

Please call 646-962-2672 for more information regarding the study.

IRB approved protocol #1312014623

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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