If the study ECSMOKE who must evaluate the effectiveness of the e-cigarette began in October 2018, it still lacks many volunteers. The AP-HP needs 500 smokers ready to quit. As a smoking cessation aid, volunteers will be entitled to an electronic cigarette, with or without nicotine, to find out if it can be effective in quitting smoking.
Can e-cigarettes be a solution to quit smoking? It is to answer this question that the Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris launches the ECSMOKE study to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of electronic cigarettes compared to a drug, varenicline, in stopping smoking. . The objective is to include in the study a minimum of 650 people smoking at least 10 cigarettes per day, aged 18 to 70 years and wishing to stop smoking.
The study launched last October has already included more than 130 people, mails it misses even more 500 to realize this study coordinated by the hospital Pitie-Salpetriere in Paris. A study « very regulated« ensures the Professor Berlin at the origin of the project which receives the volunteers at the Pitié-Salpétrière clinical investigation cell.
One of the participants claims to have stopped smoking with a lot of ease« . Age of 60, he has smoked 40 15 cigarettes for a day and has tried to stop smoking several times without success. « I missed a kick to the buttocks, this time I'm really motivated« . One of his motives is not to disappoint Professor Berlin who receives it every two or three weeks. « I want to be able to tell him in front, I did not smoke, and as soon as I feel that I'm going to crack I think about the doctor and the envy goes. " This participant is at 47 days without smoking, next goal to hold three months. His ultimate goal: to be able to do without the electronic cigarette after six months, after his follow-up.
Volunteers will be able to visit one of the 11 hospitals or in the dispensary partners spread across 12 cities in France -Angers, Caen, Clamart, Clermont-Ferrand, La Rochelle, Lille, Lyon, Nancy, Nimes, Paris, Poitiers, Villejuif. Participants will be followed during 6 months after stopping smoking. The results of this first study are expected about four years after the start of inclusions. They could help to determine if e-cigarettes can be included in devices approved for smoking cessation.
YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ECSMOKE STUDY ?
Fill in the accessible form here. You will be contacted shortly by the coordinating team. You can also contact the coordinating center by email or by phone 06 22 93 86 09.