We want to know more about what could help people in their quit journey and become healthier. Here are a variety of research initiatives happening through INTREPID Lab (formerly Nicotine Dependence Service), which members of public can explore and participate in, if interested.
Varenicline Chatbot Study
We are looking for participants who are interested in learning about and interacting with a chatbot designed to help people take their varenicline prescriptions and share their experiences of using the chatbot. This study is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS). To learn more, click on the button below.
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Menstrual Cycle and Nicotine Addiction Study
Women are disproportionately affected by nicotine addiction. They find it harder to quit, harder to stay abstinent, and crave nicotine more than men. We are studying how the menstrual cycle affects nicotine craving in young vapers and smokers. Our brain imaging study is looking for women 18-30 years old, who have regular menstrual cycles and are either (i) exclusive nicotinic vapers or (ii) exclusive tobacco smokers. Interested in participating? Please email email@example.com or call 416-535-8501 ext. 37298.
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Brain Imaging Study
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is looking for young adults aged 18 to 25 years who either 1) regularly smoke tobacco cigarettes or 2) regularly use electronic cigarettes (e.g. JUUL, vapes, e-cigs). We are conducting a non-invasive brain imaging study to look at differences in brain activity within these individuals. There is also an eye-tracking component where individuals look at slideshows of pictures. The study involves attending 3 scheduled study visits that will take up to 8 hours (total) of your time. You will be asked questions about your mental and physical health, your smoking/vaping habits, and you will complete learning and memory games. The total study compensation is $200, and you will be reimbursed for TTC ($6.50 or 2 TTC tokens per visit). To participate, contact research staff at 416-535-8501 ext. 77419 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) invites individuals who either 1) regularly smoke tobacco cigarettes or 2) regularly use electronic cigarettes (who are also former cigarette smokers) to participate in a study looking at differences in human behaviour by use of an eye-tracking task. The study involves attending one scheduled study visit that will take up to two hours of your time. You will be asked questions about your health, as well as tobacco and/or e-cigarette use history. At the end of the study, you will be compensated $30.00 for your time and $6.50 to cover transportation costs to and from the clinic. All private and personal health information that could be used to identify you will remain confidential.
If you have any questions or concerns, or if you are interested participating, please call 416-535-8501 ext 77293.
Quality Improvement Initiatives
Our STOP program, a province-wide smoking cessation treatment initiative funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health, continues to be improved upon. As we learn, we build new facets of the program.
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