Welcome back to the NDIT Study! 2015-19
As you know, the NDIT Study is a prospective investigation of 1294 students recruited from grade 7 classes in 10 Montreal secondary schools in 1999.
We recently received renewal funding from the Canadian Cancer Society to continue on with the study for an additional 4 years!
The purpose of this latest extension is to study smoking in young adults and to continue to investigate how sociodemographic, psychosocial, and genetic factors relate to nicotine dependence.
It does not seem all that long ago that we were visiting your schools for the first time, with an optimistic vision for a long-term research collaboration with participants. That sense of optimism has remained with us and the collaboration with you has proven to be extremely successful. You have participated in groundbreaking research of which you can be proud. Your tenacity in staying with the study through all these years is wonderful, and the data you have provided will advance science in terms of increased understanding of tobacco use in youth.
We would like to thank all participants for continuing to answer our questionnaires so enthusiastically. It has been a great pleasure to work with you and we thank you for making this important project possible!
The NDIT team will communicate with you shortly for the upcoming data collection.
In the meantime, best of luck in your studies and/or your work!
Jennifer O’Loughlin, PhD
Erika Dugas, MSc