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Help Hajek!

Help required with a one minute study about vaping and COVID-19 - help Professor Peter Hajek and be rewarded with cosy feelings of self worth

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Professor Hajek, Queen Mary University London, has worked on many papers illustrating the benefits of vaping. He is currently working on study looking at vaping and COVID-19 with Professor Bernd Mayer from the University of Graz. Taking part takes just over a minute to complete – please help them.

Professor Hajek says: “Nothing is known about the effects of vaping on the probability of contracting Covid-19, and on its effects on the severity of illness. We are trying to collect information on this, so that vapers can receive appropriate advice.

“If you could fill in this brief questionnaire, it would be much appreciated. The more vapers will respond, the more useful the survey will be. We will let you know the survey results.

“Important: We are inviting all vapers to fill in the form, not just those who had the infection. Please fill in the form, whether you had the infection or not.”

To participate in this study, please click here: [link]

Peter Hajek was part of a team that produced a ground breaking paper demonstrating that vaping is twice as successful compared to NRT products for helping people quit smoking. The oft-cited paper is frequently referred to as “the Hajek study”.

At its launch, Hajek said: “Although a large number of smokers report that they have quit smoking successfully with the help of e-cigarettes, health professionals have been reluctant to recommend their use because of the lack of clear evidence from randomised controlled trials. This is now likely to change.”

Peter has frequently leapt to the defence of vaping and tobacco harm reduction when truth is being warped or lies spread. Earlier this year he joined in criticism of The Lancet: “The inaccuracies and misinformation in the Editorial about e-cigarettes do a major disservice to evidence-based public health.” [link]

Plus, nobody should forget that Peter was one of the crucial people involved in the production of the original Public Health England report that declared vaping to be at least 95% safer than smoking [link].

He has done so much to help promote vaping and frequently advocates on behalf of us all when politicians or scientists are launching attacks - please take the minute to help him with his work.

To participate in this study, please click here: [link]


  • Hajek Is Looking For Answers – [link]
  • Hajek on Vaping – [link]
  • The Hajek Study” demonstrating vaping’s efficacy – [link]
  • Experts React to Evali – [link]
  • To participate in this study, please click here: [link]
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Dave is a freelance writer; with articles on music, motorbikes, football, pop-science, vaping and tobacco harm reduction in Sounds, Melody Maker, UBG, AWoL, Bike, When Saturday Comes, Vape News Magazine, and syndicated across the Johnston Press group. He was published in an anthology of “Greatest Football Writing”, but still believes this was a mistake. Dave contributes sketches to comedy shows and used to co-host a radio sketch show. He’s worked with numerous vape companies to develop content for their websites.

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