Moffitt Cancer Center Launches Nationwide E-Cigarette Study

Moffitt Cancer Center Launches Nationwide E-Cigarette Study

Moffitt Cancer Center Launches Nationwide E-Cigarette Study

TAMPA, Fla. – The use of electronic cigarettes (“e-cigarettes”) has increased dramatically in recent years.  The majority of new “vapers” were already cigarette smokers.  To date, little is known about how e-cigarette use changes over time or how it affects the use of traditional cigarettes.  Such information would be valuable for understanding the long-term impact of e-cigarettes and for determining whether e-cigarettes help or hinder smoking cessation.

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Moffitt Cancer Center a research grant to study changes in traditional cigarette and e-cigarette use over time among individuals who are currently using both products.  Project EASE (E-cigarette And Smoking Evaluation) is a nationwide study that will follow 2,500 participants for two years to measure their behaviors and attitudes regarding cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Participants will complete brief surveys at three-month intervals.

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