Following the QUITS news conferences in Milwaukee and Madison, 2,226 Wisconsinites volunteered to participate in a new UW-CTRI research study designed to help 1,000 people quit smoking. That’s a record response to a new study at the Center. UW-CTRI staff are now contacting volunteers as well as holding orientation sessions and initial visits.
It’s all thanks to a $7 million 4-year grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health.
News of the study was covered by many outlets, including WISC-3 and the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison, as well as Fox 6 and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in Milwaukee. The USA Today Network ran the story in several newspapers. Wisconsin Public Radio‘s Rob Ferret also interviewed UW-CTRI Associate Director of Research Dr. Megan Piper about tremendous interest in the study and how to quit smoking. In all, the news stories about QUITS reached more than 1 million people.
To volunteer for the study, visit www.EndCigs.com or call 877-END-CIGS. That’s 877-363-2447.