In France there is the study ECSMOKE currently underway, in Switzerland it is a vast independent study on the e-cigarette that is launched by Uniheath, in collaboration with the University Hospital Bern and the HUG in Geneva.
Is the e-cigarette really effective at stopping smoking? Is it harmful to health? In an attempt to provide answers to these questions, an extensive survey is launched in Switzerland by Unisanté, the University Center for General Practice and Public Health in Lausanne, in collaboration with the University Hospital of Berne and the HUG in Geneva.
This study aims to include 1200 participants on 3 sites, including 300 at 400 in Lausanne, explained the Dr. Isabelle Jacot Sadowski, associate doctor at Unisanté, tobacco expert and coordinator for Lausanne of this study.
« This study aims to answer two questions: Does vaping help stop smoking and reduce exposure to substances harmful to health? Currently there are some studies that seem to show that vaping helps to stop smoking but other results are needed to confirm this data", Said the doctor, who said that this study is independent of both the tobacco industry and the pharmaceutical industry.
Unisanté launches Monday a call to find participants. If you are older than 18 years, smoke more than 5 cigarettes a day for a year and you have the will to stop in the 3 months, you can announce on the site: "email@example.com" or at the following phone number: 079 556 56 18.