Researchers from the Faculty of Health led a national study with £1.8 million of funding from the NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme (NIHR HTA: 15/111/01) to test the effectiveness of new support to help smokers who want to reduce but not quit.
The TARS study findings have been written up as an NIHR Final Report and are currently under peer review. Once this stage has been completed a summary and links to all Open Access publications will be provided here, hopefully towards the end of 2021. Data from 915 participants were collected across the four sites, and the study team would like to thank all those involved.
This study was managed by the Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit (PenCTU) and supported by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) South West Peninsula (PenARC) and was a collaborative project between the University of Plymouth, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, St George’s University of London, University of Oxford, University of Nottingham, University of Exeter and Plymouth City Council.