The main objective of the project is to evaluate the interventions in terms of health economics, by studying their cost-effectiveness, and proposing a scalable plan and a clear pathway to embedding the proposed interventions into policy and practice both in LMIC as well as in HMIC. The objectives of the project are outlined below in more detail:

  • Examine the effects of the use of electronic cigarettes, during the initial phase of smoking cessation.
  • Examine the possible formation of carcinogenic nitrosocompounds via the exposure to nicotine through electronic cigarette vaping.
  • Examine the global DNA methylation status under two different situations, tobacco smoking and e-cigarette vapour inhaling.
  • Development and evaluation of a novel neurofeedback protocol for smoking cessation.
  • Develop a smoking cessation intervention based on adherence to physical activity with ICT support (App Gamification, Facebook and SMS).
  • Generate and validate a set of software tools that can be used to inform EU policymakers and local governments as to how to produce optimal Public Service Announcements (PSA) regarding smoking.
  • Develop a best practice guide regarding the best practices that promote smoking cessation and how these can be applied in large scale.
  • Evaluate and report on the cost-effectiveness of the proposed interventions.
  • Report on policy suggestions.
  • Examine the effectiveness of the proposed interventions in socioeconomic and health demographics terms.