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Are You Interested in Quitting Smoking?

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Nicotine Dependence Clinic


Are you a daily smoker intending to quit? The Nicotine Dependence Clinic invites individuals who wish to quit smoking to participate in a research study involving non-invasive brain stimulation and varenicline (Champix). Trans-cranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) involves application of very low level electric stimulation (less than a flashlight) to the scalp. The present study will assess whether tDCS can further improve the effectiveness of varenicline treatment for smokers who want to quit.


More information may be found at: http://camhstudies.ca/cgi-bin/findCAMHstudy_study.php?d=232

Eligibility Criteria

All genders

19 to 65 years old

Intending to quit smoking

Not taking any drugs or medications that could interact with the treatment

Not pregnant, trying to conceive, or breastfeeding

Able to attend 10 consecutive weekday (M-F) sessions (~1 hour each) and 5 booster sessions (~1 hour each)

Able to attend three fMRI Brain Scan sessions (~1 hour each)

Study Tasks

fMRI
questionnaires

Ethics

REB# 044/2016

Keywords

quitting
varenicline
smoking
fMRI
nicotine
Activity and Time

Health and Wellness

Intervention, Interview

Weekdays

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

20 session(s)

consists of 17 clinical visits and 3 fMRI visits

Compensation

$ Cash compensation

Study Address

This study doesn't require any in-person visits. Complete it in the comfort of your own home!

Posting date: Oct 31, 2019

Earn $