Volunteers Needed For New E-Cig Study in New York
As the whole world debates whether electronic cigarettes are the answer to tobacco related problems, researchers are digging in to discover what science will say about the issue. Now you can get involved in the e-cig research by volunteering for an upcoming study in New York. Roswell Park Cancer Institute is searching for 180 volunteers to participate in their latest study on electronic cigarettes.
This new study will focus on whether ecigs are helpful for smokers that want to quit using tobacco. The researchers will also examine nicotine levels and compare results between traditional smokers, vapers, and dual-users that both vape and smoke. Participants will need to appear in person in Buffalo, New York for around an hour to answer questions and undergo a few simple tests. You can expect to give a urine sample, a nasal swab, and a breath test. Fortunately, there are no needles involved!
Volunteers of all ages are invited to apply and researchers plan to include smokers, nonsmokers, ex-smokers, and vapers in the study, according to a NY news report. The study will also collect data from volunteers in Poland and the United Kingdom.
Dr. Maciej Goniewicz said he planned to use this study to learn more about nicotine consumption associated with vaping as well as cancer risk factors. “We want to find out how much nicotine users of electronic cigarettes can get from these devices. We also want to know if these devices can reduce risks of getting cancer, being exposed to different chemicals from tobacco smoke,” he said.
Many smokers and tobacco users claim that e-cigs have helped them kick the habit and improve their health, but scientists want to see evidence in the lab. Former tobacco user Kevin Kegler told reporters that e-cigs were the solution that freed him from tobacco use by gradually reducing his nicotine consumption.
“It takes the mental edge off where you’re like I can’t chew or I can’t smoke, but you can do this and still get the nicotine and gradually wean yourself off of it to the point where you’re not dependent on anything and that’s the biggest mental leap that you gotta take because some people can quit cold turkey and I’m amazed by it. I’m not one of those people,” he said.
If you want to participate in the upcoming study at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, you can get more information and find out how to apply by calling 716-845-4916. All volunteers will received a $50 gift card in appreciation for their time. This is your chance to get involved in today’s important research advancements. Call today and find out whether you can participate in this study!