Study: passive smoking & passive vaping


We know that exposure to tobacco cigarette smoke is harmful. This study aims to study the impact of exposure to e-cigarette vapours on health compared to tobacco smoke.

Volunteers needed

Families needed to be part of a UK research project looking at the effects of passive vaping and passive smoking in Dundee, Scotland. A shopping voucher worth up to £40 is provided for each family (£25 female parent and £15 for child).

We are looking for families that live together where one or more family member(s) smoke cigarettes or vape 

We are looking for

We need a household where:

- 1. Females aged over 18 who don’t smoke or vape,

- 2. Child aged between 5-12 years of age,

- 3. Living in a household where there is regular exposure to tobacco smoke or e-cigarette vapes. 

What's the incentive?

This study will look to determine whether there is an effect of exposure to e-cigarette vapours on the health of women and children. Each participating family will receive a shopping voucher up to the value of £40 (£25 female parent and £15 for child).

Mum, dad child and baby on sofa

What is involved?

The non-vaper or non-smoking female partner and child/children need to attend one confidential appointment for 30-45 minutes.

We will collect information through a general questionaire and then measure height, weight and blood pressure (adults only). The next morning you will be asked to take a sample of your urine and saliva at home, to be collected by our team later that day. There is no needle and no blood test involved.

Are you interested in taking part?

Please get in touch in you have any question and/or if you would like to take part to the study:

to get started apply here.

or contact us:


Tel: 01382 308210


Ninewells Hospital, Tayside Institute of Cardiovascular Research (TICR), Level 7, Ninewells Hospital


Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, DD1 1HG.

Partners and Sponsors

This study is a collaboration between Abertay University and St Andrews University. The study is funded by the NHS Tayside Endowment fund and sponsored by the University of Dundee


Logos for Abertay, St Andrews University, University of Dundee and NHS Tayside


Contact information:

Chief Investigator:

Professor Jacob George



The small print

This is an anonymous study which is GDPR compliant. It is completely confidential for all participants.

Your research data will be stored using a unique study code which is non-identifiable.

All written information will be kept in a locked filing cabinet in a locked room.

Any computer based data will be stored in a secure password protected computer.

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