Vapers needed for study by University of East Anglia

Researchers are keen for members of the public with experience of e-cigarettes to get in touch regar

Researchers are keen for members of the public with experience of e-cigarettes to get in touch regarding a new study. Photo credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Volunteers are sought for a study about how e-cigarettes can help stop people relapsing after giving up smoking.

Researchers at the University of East Anglia are calling for people who have previously used e-cigarettes to give up smoking.

They want to learn about the effectiveness of e-cigarettes for this purpose.

The study - funded by Cancer Research UK - requires members of the public who have quit with the help of e-cigarettes, or have gone back to smoking.

Statistics suggest 90pc of attempts to stop smoking end in relapse.


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Meanwhile e-cigarette use has boomed and previous studies have shown many people use them to either cut down or stop smoking.

But the researchers quote a survey showing up to 63pc went back to smoking.

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Volunteers for the study will be interviewed by phone or in person about their experience of using e-cigarettes.

To get involved email emma.ward@uea.ac.uk

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