Cigarette smoking and smoking cessation

Researcher(s): Dr. Heather Gainforth

Researchers in Dr. Heather Gainforth’s lab in partnership with SCI BC want to conduct a study aimed at understanding barriers and facilitators experienced by people with SCI while trying to stop cigarette smoking.

Eligible participants will take part in an audio-recorded phone interview that would last 30-60 minutes. Prior to the interview, you would complete a short 10-15 online survey.

Why should you participate in this study?

By participating in this study, you will have the opportunity to share your personal experiences of trying to quit cigarette smoking and provide input in the development of future smoking cessation tools, resources, and programs to help people with SCI who are trying to quit smoking. Your participation will allow for a greater understanding of the smoking cessation experiences of persons with SCI and the support required to help persons with SCI who are trying to quit smoking.

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you

  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Speak English
  • Have been living with SCI for a minimum of two years
  • Currently or formerly smoked cigarettes
  • Made at least one attempt to quit smoking

Time commitment

One phone interview session that would last 30-60 minutes, in addition to a 10-15 minute online survey.

Total time commitment: 40 mins-1 hour 15 mins

Your interview will be scheduled based on the time that works best for you. If you are interested in participating, please click here

For more information or to sign up to participate, please contact the study coordinator, Dr. Heather Gainforth, by email or the lab at email or call Dr. Heather Gainforth at (250)807-9352