Patient and Public Involvement activities in vaping and E-cigarette users


Research Area:

Cancer/ Health Research/ Lung injury/ Public Health/ Vaping/E-cigarette

What is the research about?

The long-term negative health impacts of vaping are unknown. The potential toxicants generated from the thermal breakdown of e-liquid ingredients has been reported within the research community. This research will combine machine learning, a toxicant database, chemical hazard classification, and laboratory experiments to investigate the highest risk factors in vaping liquids in an effort to prevent another tobacco-like health catastrophe.

This involvement opportunity will be a single meeting with PPI contributors to gain valuable insights for our research in the grant-application process. We hope for there to be further involvement opportunities over the four-year lifespan of the project.

Opportunity for:

Person living with condition / Member of the public / Parent or carer / Social care experienced person / Service user

Involvement Opportunity Details


Time commitment:

length of Meetings: 1 hour; Number of Meetings: 1

Contact between meetings:

Continuous engagement through emails, with opportunities for feedback, discussion, and updates on research progress.

Length of involvement:

4 years

Start date for involvement:




Online / In Person

If online, explain how:

Zoom, Teams

If in person, explain where:

Royal College of Surgeons In Ireland

Other ways of communicating:

phone call or video call

Funding available for:

PPI contributor’s time / Travel and other expenses

If no funding available, explain why:

Not applicable

Other Information

Stage of the research study/ programme:

Grant application writing

Is this opportunity for PPI in a PhD:


Closing date to contact researchers:


Research Team

Contact person:

Dr. Dan Wu


Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Contact email:

Researcher background:


Research funder:



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