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Vaping and smoking among people aged 16-19 in England

Interested in taking part?

Please click here for details about the eligibility requirements and participant information.


Many people are concerned about vaping among young people. Recently, more young people in England have started vaping. We know little about what this does to their health. We would like to collect and analyse small amounts of urine from young people to find out more about health effects and compare young people who vape and/or smoke or do neither.

You can take part if:

  • You are 16-19 years old
  • Live in England
  • Smoke, vape, do both or do neither 

Why the study is needed

This study is of importance as in England there is very little research on vaping in young people.


This project is funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) from 2020-2023.

Project status: Ongoing

Principal investigators


Ann McNeill

Professor of Tobacco Addiction



Dr Leonie Brose

Reader in Addiction Education and Nicotine Research

Maria Nikolaidou

Research Associate


Debbie Robson

Senior Lecturer in Tobacco Harm Reduction


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  • health
  • youth
  • nicotine
  • vaping
  • vape
  • smoke
  • dual
  • users
  • biomarkers