Electronic Cigarette (Vape) Brain Imaging Study

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Addiction

The Nicotine Dependence Clinic at CAMH invites individuals who regularly use nicotine-containing electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes, vapes, etc.) to participate in a brain imaging study. This research will investigate the effects of daily nicotine-containing e-cigarette use on brain responses to smoking cues and reward anticipation using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

Eligibility Criteria

All genders

18 to 25 years old

Age 18 to 25

Able to attend one assessment visit (2 hours) and two study visits (3 hours each) on weekdays

Not pregnant, trying to conceive, or breastfeeding

Study Tasks

Complete 2 functional MRI scans
Complete questionnaires
Complete 2 eye-tracking tasks


This study has been approved by CAMH's Research Ethics Board (REB#091/2018)


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Activity and Time

Investigational Medicine

Observational Study


2 hour(s) - 3 hour(s) per session

3 session(s)

This study consists of 3 visits. The first visit is the assessment visit where we will determine eligibility. This session generally lasts 2 hours. The remaining sessions involve completing 2 brain imaging scans (functional MRI) and 2 eyetracking tasks. We will also have you complete questionnaires. Each session will take up to 3 hours.


Up to $200 

Study Address

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

Posting date: Dec 2, 2019

Earn $200