Stimulus Control Smoking Study – #107

Title: Stimulus Control Smoking Study

Description: The purpose of the research study is to understand (1) the feasibility of having individuals smoke their own cigarette in a controlled way, and (2) understand the impact of smoking a cigarette in a controlled way on one’s experience of smoking and reactions to smoking. There will be two in-person appointments booked (one for the experimental condition and one for the control) once the participant has been found eligible. Surveys will be completed prior to and after the experiments to determine the participant's demographics, smoking habits and perceptions (e.g., how many times have you tried to quit smoking cigarettes? How many cigarettes a day do you smoke?) If you choose to participate in this study, we will ask you to complete two 1-hour appointments in our laboratory on the Toronto Metropolitan University Campus. During these appointments, we will ask you a variety of questions about your background and experiences with substances.

Study Population:
34 participants are expected to participate. We are looking for adults who are 19+, are able to attend in-person appointments, who smoke cigarettes regularly (but not daily), and who are not pregnant, attempting to conceive, chest feeding or nursing.

Participant Obligation:
Two 1-hour in-person appointments. You will be asked to smoke into a device (preferably with your own cigarette) that measures puffing patterns. Participants are asked to abstain from substance use for up to 12hrs prior to the appointment.

Location: In-person at the CARE Lab. 105 Bond St., Toronto ON, Toronto Metropolitan University Campus

Project lead: Dr. Sarah Dermody

Study Dates: November 1, 2024 to October 31, 2024

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