Smoking remains the single biggest cause of preventable illness and death in England.
Smokers in England are being urged to stub out the habit as part of the annual Stoptober public health campaign launching next month, as latest statistics show smoking costs the NHS £2.4 billion a year while causing at least 15 types of cancers, including lung cancer and acute myeloid leukaemia.
Having tried this myself I found it almost impossible.
Then I discovered e=cigarettes/vaping.
Is vaping Smoking?
Vaping is not smoking but some people find vaping works to help them quit because it offers experiences similar to smoking a cigarette. Vaping has a similar hand-to-mouth action as smoking, and it can also be social.
If you think you can get through the month doing neither, great! But disposable vapes are widely available If you can’t and you are not cheating.
Does vaping have side effects?
Lots of people want to know if e-cigarettes are safe and it’s too soon to say for sure. But studies so far show that e-cigarettes are far less harmful than smoking. Most of the toxic chemicals in cigarettes are not present in e-cigarettes.
Some potentially dangerous chemicals have been found in e-cigarettes. But levels are usually low and generally far lower than in tobacco cigarettes. Exposure may be the same as people who use nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) such as patches or gum.
There is no good evidence that vaping causes cancer.
What are the benefits of switching from smoking to vaping?
Vaping is far less harmful than smoking. So, your health could benefit from switching. But you need to stop using tobacco completely to get the benefits.
E-cigarettes can help people stop smoking and are a popular stop smoking tool. They can give people who smoke the nicotine hit they need to help beat their cravings. Vaping can also feel similar to smoking, like holding a cigarette and breathing in. For the best chance of stopping smoking for good, get advice from your local stop smoking service, GP or pharmacist. (Source: British Lung Foundation)
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Hopefully by the end of the month you will see how easy it is to kick the habit and quit for good!
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Vaping to quit smoking
There’s some confusion and misleading information about vaping, which can make it difficult to work out what’s true or not.
Nicotine vaping is substantially less harmful than smoking. It’s also one of the most effective tools for quitting smoking.
Vaping is not recommended for non-smokers and young people because it is not completely harmless.
Here you will find the facts on vaping, based on scientific evidence and research, plus advice on how to use vapes (sometimes called e-cigarettes or e-cigs) as a tool to quit smoking.
From the NHS
More and more smokers are choosing to use electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes, e-cigs or vapour cigarettes). Some use them because they would like a less harmful alternative to tobacco. Others use them in a similar way to nicotine replacement therapy, to try to get off nicotine altogether.
Long-term smokers who start vaping see health benefits within a month
Long-term smokers who switched to vaping were halfway towards achieving the vascular health of a non-smoker within a month, a study has found. Researchers from the University of Dundee, UK, said they discovered a “clear early benefit” in switching from smoking to vaping, in the largest clinical trial to date.
Those who ditched cigarettes and vaped instead saw their blood vessel function increase by around 1.5 percentage points within four weeks compared with those who continued smoking.
Vaping vs Smoking: Government Studies/Advice
The NHS has reported that vaping is estimated to be at least 95% less harmful than smoking. They state that:
“Quitting smoking not only improves your physical health but also is proven to boost your mental health and wellbeing. Quitting can improve mood, and help relieve stress, anxiety, and depression.”
So of course, when looking at vaping compared to smoking, the NHS supports the idea that vaping is a far better alternative. They even offer a free ‘personal quit plan’ where they can provide a combination of support that will work best for you – whether that’s using an e-cigarette, or prescription medications such as nicotine patches, nicotine inhalers, Bupropion, or Varenicline.
“Research has found that e-cigarettes can help you give up smoking, so you may want to try them rather than the medications listed above. As with other approaches, they’re most effective if used with support from an NHS stop smoking service.”
All information is sourced from the NHS website.
If you’re planning on using vaping to quit smoking for the first time, it can be slightly daunting. Luckily, making the decision to quit is the first hurdle, so you’re already part-way there!
If you quit smoking cold turkey, you would probably find it very difficult and may even experience some unpleasant side effects. This is why people vape. E-cigarettes provide you with the exact same nicotine hit that you would get from cigarettes, so you shouldn’t have any cravings.
All our products are disposable so you basically open the packet inhale and go. No complicated set-up and feel just like smoking a cigarette, only nicer.
All our products are TPD compliant and completely legal and authentic giving you peace of mind.
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