Information For Potential Participants

Have you recently started vaping within the last 3 months?

Do you still smoke tobacco at least two days a week?

It doesn’t matter if you intend to keep smoking or are trying to give up; if you answered yes to both questions we would like to invite you into this innovative study.

We will give you the chance to track how your personal vaping and smoking are associated with your mood and environment over a 90 day period. To do this we will use a brief daily questionnaire and potentially send you a small device to attach to your e-cigarette which tracks you vaping usage patterns. After the 90 days we will give you a personalised report summarising the results of the survey and vaping usage patterns, which we will then discuss with you in a research interview via telephone or video call.

As a thank you for taking part, you have the opportunity to receive a £20 shopping voucher, or alternatively make a £20 donation to Cancer Research UK, each time you are interviewed by a researcher via phone/video for the study.

To find out more information and test your eligibility please click the link below:

Take Our Eligibility Survey

Alternatively you can contact Emma, project researcher, on emma.ward@uea.ac.uk or 07818 024702.

For full participant information please click here.

Project Background and Aims

Around half of UK e-cigarette users continue to smoke tobacco. While dual using both e-cigarettes and tobacco is common, it is not well understood.  We want to understand more about people with both vape and smoke in order to make recommendations in terms of how to best support people who want to change their smoking behaviour, and inform policy-decisions on how e-cigarettes can be promoted effectively to help people stop smoking. We are also testing a novel device which fits onto participants’ e-cigarettes to automatically track their use of it.

The study aims are:
1.    To investigate patterns and trajectories of dual use behaviour and how this varies between individuals.
2.    To identify what predicts patterns of use.
3.    To understand participant perspectives on their dual use behaviour.

Project Team and Funder

This project is a partnership between UEA and London South Bank University (LSBU). It is funded by Cancer Research UK.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Dr Emma Ward (Study Researcher) at emma.ward@uea.ac.uk at 07818 024702.

The study is led by Prof. Caitlin Notley and Dr Felix Naughton at UEA. Other team members Dr Emma Ward (UEA), Dr Sharon Cox (UCL), Dr Allan Tyler (LSBU), Prof. Lynne Dawkins (LSBU), Dr Emma Beard (UCL), Dr Dominika Kwasnicka (Melbourne), Prof. Richard Holland (Leicester).