The Vaping and Smoking Project (VASP)

The Vaping and Smoking Project (VASP), funded by a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, is currently collecting data to systematically and comprehensively compare the experimental effects of abstinence from highly concentrated electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) (e.g., JUUL, Hyde) vaping versus cigarette smoking. Very little is known about nicotine withdrawal in ENDS users, its role in driving product use, or how it may compare to withdrawal from cigarettes.
This study is the first to directly compare withdrawal from vaping versus smoking cigarettes. Our primary goal is to better understand how going without vaping and/or smoking for one day affects how people feel and behave. We aim to use the data we collect to paint a more accurate picture of how hard it may be to stop vaping and/or smoking so we may facilitate and inform treatment development for people who want to quit vaping.