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Brain Imaging Study of Smokers and Vapers

Smoking study at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Virginia Tech is conducting a paid brain imaging study of cigarette or e-cigarette users. Contact us to see if you qualify!

You may be eligible if you are:

  • Age 21 to 55
  • A cigarette or e-cigarette smoker
  • Not trying to quit
  • Willing to abstain for at least 8 hours

What you will do if eligible: 

  • Visits to the the institute each last 2-4 hours, scheduled at your convenience
  • Complete tasks while in an MRI scanner, answer questions, play games, collection of biological assays (e.g., breath samples)


  • $20/hour for initial visit and travel
  • $25/hour for 3 MRI visits
  • $50 study completion bonus
  • Free copy of your brain scan

Interested in learning more? 

Please contact us today to see if you qualify. You can complete a simple form to express your interest in this study. You'll be contacted soon by one of our research coordinators. 


Or you can call or email us if you have questions. Thank you.

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