Posted on May 8, 2017
This is a study by CAMH, the leading mental health research hospital in Canada. Learn more about what's involved in participating in a study at CAMH Research Connect.
Did you know that one in five deaths in Canada over the last decade can be attributed to smoking, according to Statistics Canada?
There is ample evidence that cigarette smoking is detrimental to a person's health in many ways. Many treatment options are available, but these don’t work for everyone.
To improve these treatment options, it's crucial to understand how our genes are associated with nicotine dependence. Previous studies have shown that different versions of certain genes play a role in nicotine dependence.
The goal of our study is to determine the relationship between the previously studied genes and different aspects of nicotine dependence.
We are looking for healthy participants with no current drug use who are regular smokers.
The study includes drawing blood for genetics and three (or more) sessions. The total time commitment is about 12 hours, including:
- a screening assessment (2 hours)
- a laboratory session looking at your choices between two different cigarettes (approximately 5 hours)
- a laboratory session looking at how you respond to different objects (approximately 5 hours).
You will be compensated for your time during participation in this study.
Please complete an eligibility survey (use the code 4EFC7AXYE). Eligible participants will be contacted by our study team.
To inquire about the study, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 416 535-8501 ext. 31564.