SCIENCE: The ECSMOKE study is still looking for smokers to evaluate the e-cigarette!

SCIENCE: The ECSMOKE study is still looking for smokers to evaluate the e-cigarette!

Investigation ECSMOKE, launched at the end of 2018 on a national scale and coordinated by the Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris always seems to be looking for volunteers. This time, scientific research aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of electronic cigarettes in smoking cessation announces the search for smokers in the city of Lyon.


650 PEOPLE NECESSARY FOR 4 YEARS OF INVESTIGATION!


The addictology unit of the Saint-Joseph Saint-Luc Hospital Center is looking for new volunteers to participate in a study on the effectiveness of electronic cigarettes in smoking cessation. This survey ECSMOKE, launched at the end of 2018 on a national scale and coordinated by the Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris, aims to assess the effectiveness of electronic cigarettes, as an aid in smoking cessation, with regard to the reference drug in the field : varenicline. In all, 10 French health establishments are participating in this survey, including the Saint-Joseph Saint-Luc Hospital Center.

In all 650 people will be needed for the 4 years of investigation. "These volunteers will be accompanied free of charge for 6 months by tobacco specialists. They will benefit from personalized follow-up, advice to help them quit smoking, and will receive a kit comprising an electronic cigarette and the necessary liquids (with or without nicotine), but also tablets (reference drug d help with smoking cessation or placebo) to be taken every day", wrote the hospital in a press release.

The volunteers will be randomly divided into three groups: “Placebo group ”,“ Nicotine group"And"Control group / varenicline". To be eligible, you must: “Smoking at least 10 cigarettes per day, for at least one year","be between the ages of 18 and 70"And"be motivated to quit smoking".

For more information or to be a volunteer : +04 78 61 88 68 XNUMX ou addictologie@chsjsl.fr

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