Korean Youth Smoking Cessation Project


It’s time to be a video critic with a chance to claim a prize along the way! The UCLA BRITE Center (Vickie Mays PhD MPH) and the UCLA Department of Family Medicine (Steven Shoptaw PhD) are interested in getting your thoughts on YouTube videos about smoking cessation in youth. If interested and aged 14 and older, you will be asked to answer some questions about yourself and your experiences with smoking. You will then get to watch some cool videos about smoking and rate aspects about them. You will be able to complete the survey in no more than 20-25 minutes. Upon taking the survey, you will be entered into a lottery for the chance to win one of five Amazon gift cards valued at $250, $100, $75, $50, and $25. The first prize will be raffled off one week from now and the remaining prizes will be awarded one per week for the following four weeks. If interested in participating, please read the following and click the link above! Your responses will greatly contribute to our research efforts!



Please click above for the English or Korean survey



You are asked to participate in a research study conducted by Steve Shoptaw PhD and Vickie Mays PhD from the Center for Bridging Research, Innovation, Teaching and Education for Minority Health Disparities Solutions (BRITE) and the Departments of Psychology and Family Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. You were recruited as a possible participant in this study and your participation in this research study is voluntary.

Why is this study being done?

This study collects information from young individuals who are Korean, who are current or prior cigarette smokers and who are between the ages of 14 to 19. This information will be used to help tailor a quit smoking program (app) for Korean youth that can be accessed through cell phones. Ratings of short videos on smoking cessation that are presented in this study will guide decisions about which (if any) videos should be included in the quit smoking program.

What will happen if I take part in this study?

If you volunteer to participate in this study, the researcher will ask you to do the following: you will be asked to answer some brief questions about yourself and your smoking history. Then you’ll be asked to rate aspects of a set of smoking-related videos.
Survey You will complete a brief demographic survey that asks a few questions about your age, smoking behavior and smoking history. Following this, you will watch four smoking-related videos and for each video will answer brief questions about its content, duration and overall evaluation. This will take about 15 minutes in all. How long will I be in the research study? Participation in the study will take a maximum of 15 minutes.

Are there any potential risks or discomforts I can expect by participating?

The potential risks for this study are minimal. The only personally identifying information retained is your IP address, which is retained as long as the study is open to prevent re-enrollments. The file containing IP addresses will be deleted once all subjects are enrolled. All responses to the survey and videos are confidential.

Are there any potential benefits if I participate?

You will not directly benefit from your participation in the research.

Will I receive any payment if I participate in this study?

There are no payments given for your participation. You may choose to enter a raffle for the chance to receive one of ten $5 Starbucks gift cards or one $50 Starbucks gift card. Participation in the study is not required in order to participate in the raffle. If you were unable to complete the study and did not provide information for the raffle, please contact a Research Assistant at joshua.m.cohen@ucla.edu. Approximate chance of winning will depend on the number of participants.

Will the information about me and my participation be kept confidential?

The only information that can identify you is your IP address. This information will not be linked to any responses to the survey or the videos. All responses to the survey or the videos will be coded using a unique code number, not your name. Thus, there is no way to identify you from the data base. Data obtained from this study will however be stored for future use by the PI and/or research team.

Withdrawal of participation by the investigator The investigator may withdraw you from participating in this research if circumstances arise that warrant doing so such as participating in the survey more than once.

What are my rights if I take part in this study?

You can choose whether or not you want to be in this study, and you may withdraw your consent and discontinue participation at any time.

Whatever decision you make, there will be no penalty to you, and no loss of benefits to which you were otherwise entitled.

You may refuse to answer any questions or skip any videos/parts of videos that you do not want to answer/watch and still remain in the study.

Who can answer questions I might have about this study?

In the event of a research related inquiry or withdrawal of data/consent, please immediately contact one of the researchers listed below. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the research, you can talk to Steve Shoptaw PhD at (310) 794-6206 or sshoptaw@mednet.ucla.edu If you wish to ask questions about your rights as a research participant or if you wish to voice any problems or concerns you may have about the study to someone other than the researchers, please call the Office of the Human Research Protection Program at (310) 825-7122 or write to Office of the Human Research Protection Program, UCLA, 11000 Kinross Avenue, Suite 102, Box 951694, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1694.

By clicking the link above, you will be proceeding to participate in the following survey/research study and are providing consent for your data to be collected and analyzed by the BRITE center. Furthermore, you are certifying you are at least fourteen years of age or older.


Remember your username (in the case you choose to withdraw from the study). If you choose to discontinue participation and withdraw consent, please contact our offices and provide your unique username and IP address so we can identify and remove any data collected pertaining to you.***** CLICK HERE ***** Or follow this link: http://zapt.io/s4uskvnu7

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