Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Nicola Lindson discuss emerging evidence in e-cigarette research and interview Professor Matthew Carpenter, Medical University of South Carolina, USA.
Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Nicola Lindson discuss emerging evidence in e-cigarette research and interview Professor Matthew Carpenter. This podcast is a companion to the electronic cigarettes Cochrane living systematic review and shares the evidence from the monthly searches.
In the May 2023 episode Jamie Hartmann-Boyce talks with Professor Matthew Carpenter from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston SC, and co-leader of the Cancer Control Program within MUSC Hollings Cancer Center. Matthew Carpenter's primary research interests relate to tobacco use: craving and nicotine dependence, clinical trials for smoking cessation, and public health policy for effective tobacco control. Jamie interviews Matthew at the US E-cigarette Summit in Washington DC and asks about his Naturalistic E-Cig Trial (CONNECT) funded by National Cancer Institute. In this randomised controlled trial 638 participants who use combustible cigarettes are allocated to either: a control arm where they can continue using combustible cigarettes; or given an NJOY electronic cigarette to sample and can continue smoking their usual cigarettes as much or as little as they would like. The study gathered information on e-cigarette product use, purchasing of e-cigarettes and cessation of use of combustible cigarettes at 6 months. The study found an increase in quit attempts and an increase in smoking cessation of combustible cigarettes in the intervention arm. We will include the results in our Cochrane review when these become available.
For more information on the study see: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03453385
Our literature searches carried out between February 2023 and May 2023 found 2 new studies (Kanobe 2022, DOI 10.1038/s41598-022-25054-z & NCT03453385) 5 linked studies and 1 new ongoing study (NCT05703672) which may be relevant to our review when it is completed.
For more information on the full Cochrane review updated in November 2022 see: https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD010216.pub7/full
Or our webpage: https://www.cebm.ox.ac.uk/research/electronic-cigarettes-for-smoking-cessation-cochrane-living-systematic-review-1
This podcast is supported by Cancer Research UK.