Take Part in a Vaping Study!

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A common hang-up in the public perception of vaping is a lack of data. This industry is very new, in the scheme of things, so this should come as no surprise. The solution: research! Take part in the Moffitt Cancer Center’s Nationwide E-Cigarette Study to contribute to vaping research, and a more scientific public view of vaping!

Here is the Moffitt Cancer Center’s press release:

The research study seeks 2,500 adult smokers who use both cigarettes and e-cigarettes.

TAMPA, Fla. (August 11, 2016)- The use of electronic cigarettes has increased dramatically in recent years. The majority of new “vapers” were already cigarette smokers. To date, little is known about how e-cigarette use changes over time or how it affects the use of traditional cigarettes. Such information would be valuable for understanding the long-term impact of e-cigarettes and for determining whether e-cigarettes help or hinder smoking cessation.

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Moffitt Cancer Center a research grant to study changes in traditional cigarette and e-cigarette use over time among individuals who are currently using both products. Project EASE (E-cigarette And Smoking Evaluation) is a nationwide study that will follow 2,500 participants for two years to measure their behaviors and attitudes regarding cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Participants will complete brief surveys at three-month intervals.

“Electronig cigarettes have already change the world of nicotine and tobacco use, and the research is still catching up,” said Thomas H. Brandon, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior and director of the Tobacco Research and Intervention Program at Moffitt. “Consequently, much of the advice offered on the topic of vaping is based on opinion and confecture rather than evidence. This study is designated to provide the public health and medical communities with the data they need in order to give the best advice to smokers and vapers.”

People who smoke and vape who are interested in learning more about participating in the nationwide study can visit ProjectEASE.Moffitt.org or call 1-877-954-2548.

About Moffitt Cancer Center

Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. One of the three largest cancer centers in the United States based on patient volume, the Tampa-based facility is one of only 47 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the top-ranked cancer hospital in Florida and has been listen in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2 million square feet to research and patient care. With more than 5,000 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $1.9 billion. For more information, call 1-888-633-3488, visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.

Tim Mechling
Tim is Mt Baker Vapor's resident creative weirdo. He writes, composes music, draws, designs, produces podcasts, investigates, and blows the trumpet for the Common Man.

Author: Tim Mechling

Tim is Mt Baker Vapor's resident creative weirdo. He writes, composes music, draws, designs, produces podcasts, investigates, and blows the trumpet for the Common Man.

11 thoughts on “Take Part in a Vaping Study!”

  1. Hi. Project ease sounds very interesting to me. I’m willing to participate in this if allowed. I’m a male age 35 and have been smoking tobacco for 20 years. About 2 months ago I started using e-cigarettes as well. I’m a resident of North Carolina. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your time.

    1. Hi Brandon,

      Fantastic! You can contact the folks a the Moffitt Cancer Center here. Please check back and give us your feedback on the process.

  2. I sent them an e-mail since it’s too late to call, but I’m sure they already have 2,500 people by now. Fingers crossed, though. This would be so interesting.

  3. I STARTED VAPING JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO & STILL SMOKE ONCE IN A WHILE.
    THE MAIN REASON I DO NOT SMOKE MORE NOW IS I HAVE FOUND LESS ISSUES WITH MY BURNING MOUTH SYNDRONE, YES THAT IS A REAL DIAGNOSES I RECEIVED FROM U OF WASHIBGTON STATE ORAL PAIN CENTER, DR. MICHAEL MARTIN.
    IM NIT SURE IF I QUALIFY OR NOT BUT, WITH 40YRS OF SMOKIBG & NO SMOJIBG RELATED HEALTH ISSUES. OTHER THAN THE BURNING MOUTH SYNDROME IS BETTER THE LESS I SMOKE & LESS DRY MOUTH. HOPE THIS WILL HELP ME QUALIFY BEINGS I HAVE MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION OF HEALTH ISSUES I HAVE NOTICED IMPROVED SINCE I VAPE MORE!!

    I HAVE A SPECIAL IBTEREST IN CANCER, MY SON WAS DIAGNOSED WITH MELANOMA AT29YRS AFTER WHAT WE NOW KNOW HE HAD SINCE HE WAS 15YRS. THOUGHT IT WAS A CHICKEN OIX SCAR. 4YRS AGO THEY CUT OUT 3″ X1.5″ OF HIS HEAD. LAST WEEK AFTER 2MONTHS IF TROUBLE BREATHIBG & PAIN IN HIS CHEST & HISTORY OF MELANOMA THEY DID CT & MRI, MRA & NOW HAS MELANOMA IN HIS KOWER KEFT LUBG & BRAIN!!
    HE SAID ITS TIME TO QUIT SMOKING, HE HAS TRIED BEFORE WITH THE CHEAP ECIGS. SO I SENT HIM MY GOOD SYSTEM & HE WILL STAT VAPING THIS WEEK WHEN HIS CHARGER ARRIVES.
    IRONIC TO HAVE CANCER INYOUR LUNG & HAS NITHING TO DO WITH SMOKING!! AN OLD FRIEND FIRCED HER DRS TI ADMUT HER LUNG CANCER HAD NITHUNG TO DO WITH 40+YRS IF SMOKING….
    IF MORE DRS WERE HONEST ABOUT THE TYOE IF CANER PEOPLE HAVE, I BET SMOKING CAUSED CANCERS WIUKD BE A GREAT DEAL LESS THAN WE THE PUBLIC ARE TOLD!!
    LEATHERLADY SAM

  4. What makes me angry is that tobacco companies makes their own e cigs and they do it with a negative side and expensive. Those companies who start from vaping are better. By the way thanks for article.

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