"Dr. Michael Siegel, Professor in the Community Department of Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health has launched the BSCITS, or Behavioral Study of the Stimulation of Cigarette and Tobacco. According to the October newsletter of SFATA'S, this study is in response to the FDA's presumption rule that will require all E-cig products to demonstrate the benefits of this compared to tobacco at the Public health.
However, to meet the requirements of this study, more research is needed. The SFATA states that the purpose of this research is to study the behavior of vapers, comparing with the use of nicotine patches for example.
4.5 million would then be needed to complete the study according to Dr. Siegel's reports. The design and size of the research will depend on the total amount of donations received, and could range from a complex behavioral study to a simple survey study, depending on donations.
The ideal study according to Dr. Siegel would be to take advantage of participating 800 participants consuming e-cigs or nicotine patches, following them for 10 weeks and then following up for at least 6 months. If the budget conditions are not met, the study will be modified according to the funds collected. "