CoSTED is a research trial recruiting people attending the Emergency Department (A&E) who smoke. The trial seeks to answer the question: ‘does a brief intervention (including advice, providing an e-cigarette and referral to stop smoking services) increase the number of people who quit smoking in comparison with usual care, and is it cost effective?’

The trial is jointly lead by Dr Ian Pope and Professor Caitlin Notley and funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NCT04854616)

Between January and August 2022, 1010 participants were successfully recruited from 6 Emergency Departments across the UK. Follow-up is now complete and we hope to be able to share the results later this year.

Find out more about the trial here

Access the trial protocol here

Access the intervention outline here

A dissemination event is being held to share the results on October 5th 2023 14:00-17:00 and if you wish to join this event online please register here. If you have any questions about the project please email or contact us on X (formerly known as Twitter) @CostedTrial.