Prevent Vaping: Paid Social Media Opportunity for LGBTQ+ Youth

The following information is reposted from Project SMART. Please direct any questions to Elaine ( or Jiaxi (

What is Project SMART?

  • Project SMART aims to test the effectiveness of anti-vaping messages tailored for
  • LGBTQ+ youth in reducing their susceptibility to vape.
  • We are currently enrolling 1500 youth ages 13-20 to participate in a longitudinal study
  • lasting for 1 month where they will receive daily messages via texting.

Seeking LGBTQ+ youth to create study recruitment videos

  • We are seeking LGBTQ+ youth from your organization to film short videos (1 minute or shorter) to encourage other LGBTQ+ youth to join our study.
  • We will provide information about this study to include in the video.
  • However, youth will be able to use their creativity for making their video engaging.
  • Prior to filming, we may request content about their video to ensure they meet our study objectives and ethical guidelines.

Who can film videos?

  • Youth age 13-22
  • Identifies as LGBTQ+
  • Willing to have likeness used in recruitment for a study
  • Able to obtain parental consent if under 18

Will youth be compensated?

  • Youth will be compensated up to $100 for creating two separate videos.
  • Youth must be willing to sign a video release form and have parental consent if under the age of 18.
  • Videos can be filmed individually or as a group. All members of a group video must consent to having their likeness used.

Why is this important?

  • Benefits community by working to develop anti-vaping campaigns
  • Builds community by encouraging research that is youth informed
  • Everyone’s voice matters and we want to spread encourage participation in the study
  • Research on vaping among LGBTQ+ youth is new. This research is important to address health needs in the community.

Contact Information

Contact Elaine ( or Jiaxi ( for more information. We can provide your organization with more concrete information about the types of videos, process, as well as answer any questions that you may have. Looking forward to working with you!!