In this episode Assistant Professor Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Dr Nicola Lindson discuss the emerging evidence in e-cigarette research and interview Dr Sharon Cox. This podcast is a companion to the Electronic Cigarettes Cochrane Living Systematic Review.
The podcasts shares the evidence from the Cochrane monthly searches.
In the January episode Jamie Hartmann-Boyce talks with Dr Sharon Cox, Senior Research Fellow at the Department for Behavioural science and Health from University College London’s Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group. Study trial registry number: ISRCTN18566874
Dr Sharon Cox discusses her team’s multi centred cluster randomised controlled trial based in homeless centres in the UK. In this study people experiencing homelessness who smoke are being offered e-cigarettes or usual care. This trial is funded by NIHR. Centre staff will provide EC arm participants with a tank‐style refillable EC starter kit, a choice of nicotine strength e‐liquids and flavours and an EC fact‐sheet. E‐liquids will be supplied for four weeks at weekly intervals by centre staff. Participants will be given time to try different flavours and nicotine strengths at baseline and be permitted to switch between flavours in accordance with documented vaping practices.
Jamie and Nicola also bring us up to date with the literature search conducted on January 1st 2022. The January search found 4 ongoing studies and 1 record linked to a study already in the review. We will include the studies we have found in future updates of the Cochrane review.
For more information on the full Cochrane review updated in September 2021 see: https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD010216.pub6 or our webpage: