young African-american women


The CHARM research study was designed to help us learn more about African American women cigarette and cigar smokers’ tobacco use and thoughts about using certain products to quit smoking. This research study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board at UAMS.

Be a part of Year 2!

This is an online, single-session study. Participants will complete a survey and either 1) a focus group interview OR 2) complete a short assessment, watch a brief video, and then retake the short assessment.

  1. Everything can be completed online and in the comfort of your own home!
  2. You will be compensated for your time.

With YOUR help, we can learn how to help African American women quit or reduce their use of cigarettes and cigars as well as increase the knowledge that is needed to create more specific and successful smoking cessation interventions for African Americans.

Year 1 (Completed in 2020)

Year 1 of the CHARM study consisted of a single, online only study session that included a focus group interview, brief survey, and smell sensitivity test.

Why Might You Be Interested in This Study?

  1. OUR GOAL: To understand awareness, knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors related to tobacco use and using products to quit smoking to help improve smoking cessation among African Americans.
  2. During the study, we want to learn about your tobacco use and thoughts and views about certain products and quitting smoking without judging you.
  3. If you are an African American woman between the ages of 1835 who smokes cigarettes or cigars and live in Arkansas.
  4. Compensation will be provided for your time.

How Can I Participate?

  1. Be African American or Black
  2. Be Female
  3. Be within ages 18 to 35
  4. Currently live in Arkansas
  5. Currently smoke cigarettes or cigars
  6. Have a working phone and home address

Still Want to Participant In This Study?

If you would like to know if you are eligible for this study submit the information below and we will contact you.

How To Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in this research study at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. To find out if you are eligible for the study, please contact:

Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 W. Markham St. #820, Little Rock, AR 72205


Portia Crawford
Research Assistant
Phone: 501-526-4472

Sarah Khatib
Research Assistant
Phone: 501-551-4535

Dina Jones, PhD, MPH
Principal Investigator
Center for the Study of Tobacco
Phone: 501-526-4472

  1. The information, including your contact info, we collect from you online, by phone, email, or through the website, including your name and any other identifying information will be strictly confidential. This information will be kept under lock and key.
  2. We do not have access to your medical records.
  3. It is okay to say no! You will not lose any services, benefits, or rights you would normally have if you chose not to volunteer.
  4. You can still get your medical care from UAMS if you chose to participate or not participate in the study.

Thank you for your interest in this research study!!!

This research was supported by University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Minority Research Center on Tobacco and Addictions, which is supported by the Arkansas Department of Health, Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program with Master Settlement Agreement dollars, to Dr. Dina M. Jones.