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SCIENCE: The ECSMOKE clinical study on the e-cigarette is still looking for volunteers.

SCIENCE: The ECSMOKE clinical study on the e-cigarette is still looking for volunteers.

A few days ago, Public Assistance - Hôpitaux de Paris declared that it launched a national study on the e-cigarette by the name of ECSMOKE. Today, this study is still looking for volunteers to evaluate the e-cigarette as a smoking cessation aid.


HOW TO JOIN THE ECSMOKE STUDY?


AP-HP launches national study " ECSMOKE In 11 hospitals and a clinic to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of the e-cigarette versus a drug as a smoking cessation aid.

To conduct this study, she is looking for a minimum of 650 people

  • smoking at least 10 cigarettes a day
  • aged from 18 to 70 years
  • wishing to stop smoking.

The participants of the ECSMOKE study will be followed during 6 months after stopping smoking in one of the 12 partner centers of the study located in Angers, Caen, Clamart, Clermont-Ferrand, La Rochelle, Lille, Lyon, Nancy, Nîmes , Paris (Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital, coordinating center of the study), Poitiers, and Villejuif.

Specialists in smoking cessation will take care of each participating smoker by providing them free of charge:

  • a personal electronic cigarette with adjustable power and specific liquids tobacco blond (either with 12 mg / ml nicotine or without nicotine)
  • varenicline tablets, an active smoking cessation aid, or the placebo version.

Support will also include tips for stopping. Smoking cessation should occur in 7 15 days after the start of the study for the participant. A tobacco consultation will take place before the start of treatment and six visits will be scheduled.

Are you still a smoker and want to participate in the ECSMOKE study? Contact the 06 22 93 86 09 Coordinating Center now or visit official website of the AP-HP.

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