Effectiveness of E-Cigarettes Vs. Nicotine Patches as a Short-Term Replacement for Cigarette Smoking

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Addiction

The Nicotine Dependence Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health invites individuals who smoke tobacco cigarettes regularly and are interested in trying electronic cigarettes and nicotine patches to participate in a study.

Eligibility Criteria

All genders

18 to 65 years old

Not be currently interested in quitting smoking

Be able to attend brief daily visits at the clinic, Monday to Friday

Not be pregnant, trying to conceive, or breastfeeding

Study Tasks

Randomized to use either e-cigarettes or nicotine patches
Complete questionnaires
Complete daily diaries about smoking


This study has been approved by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Research Ethics Board (REB #132/2015)


Nicotine Patch

Activity and Time

Investigational Medicine



30 minute(s) - 1 hour(s) per session

16 session(s)

This 6-week study will consist of 16 study visits to the Nicotine Dependence Clinic; an assessment visit lasting up to two hours, and 15 study visits, each lasting less than one hour.


Up to $450 

Study Address

175 College Street Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5T 1P7

Posting date: Oct 24, 2019

Earn $450