Electronic nicotine devices to aid smoking cessation by alcohol- and drug-dependent clients: protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial
Ashleigh Guillaumier, Victoria Manning, Olivia Wynne, Coral Gartner, Ron Borland, Amanda L Baker, Catherine J Segan, Eliza Skelton, Lyndell Moore, Ramez Bathish, Dan Lubman, Billie Bonevski
TRIALS | BMC | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: Up to 95% of people entering treatment for use of alcohol or other drugs (AOD) smoke tobacco. Smokers receiving treatment for AOD use are interested in quitting and make quit attempts, but relapse is more common and rapid compared with the general population of smokers. New ways to address smoking in this population are needed. Electronic nicotine devices (ENDs) or electronic cigarettes hold significant potential as both cessation aids and harm reduction support. This study focuses on the potential of ENDs to facilitate smoking cessation and to sustain it in the medium term among people in treatment for AOD use. The aim of this trial is to explore the effectiveness, feasibility a..View full abstract
Awarded by VicHealth Innovation Research Grant
Awarded by Australian NHMRC career development fellowship
The study is supported by a VicHealth Innovation Research Grant (2016-0096). AG is supported by a post-doctoral fellowship from the Heart Foundation. ALB is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) senior research fellowship and a Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle Gladys M Brawn senior research fellowship. BB is supported by an Australian NHMRC career development fellowship (GNT1063206) and a Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle Gladys M Brawn career development fellowship.