E-Cigs Should Be Available To Everyone On The NHS
- 09 Feb
- SMOKO E-Cigarettes
Great news for E-cigarettes this week! Public Health England (PHE) just announced that e-cigs should be available to everyone on the NHS.
The reason for this should be obvious, e-cigs are much better for you than smoking, and they help people quit. But this isn't the first time PHE has supported e-cigarettes. For those who don't remember PHE were also the ones who found that e-cigarettes are at least 95% less harmful then cigarettes.
So what does Public Health England Want?
The announcement comes after an independent review of the latest evidence, suggesting at least 20,000 people a year are quitting with the help of e-cigarettes. As the evidence proved that e-cigarettes are very effective at helping people to stop smoking, PHE wants the NHS to promote e-cigarettes in hospitals and even make them available on prescription according to BBC News.
Not only that but they want a wide range of changes including:
- vaping rooms in hospitals
- doctors actively encouraging smokers to try e-cigs
- "an easier route" for E-cigarette manufacturers to get a medical licence.
- This is great for e-cigs, as it is confirms that e-cigarettes are a legitimate and practical way to quit smoking.
Couple this compelling research and support by the wider health community and the fact that over half of all smokers in the UK have never tried e-cigarettes, the importance on e-cigarettes being a catalyst to dramatically change the ongoing and long term health of the UK is undeniable.
What is stopping people trying E-cigarettes if they are so useful?
One of the main points raised to explain why more people aren't trying e-cigarettes is lack of a clear message.
Can you really blame people? If you read the news they are constantly either calling e-cig's a menace or hailing it as a saviour. Sometimes in the same week!
With this announcement PHE wants to set the record straight and encourage smokers to try e-cigarettes as a means of quitting for good. They made it extremely clear how bad cigarettes were, with Ann McNeil, the lead author and professor of tobacco addiction at King's College London, saying:
"When people smoke tobacco cigarettes, they inhale a lethal mix of 7,000 smoke constituents, 70 of which are known to cause cancer. The constituents in tobacco smoke that cause the harm are either absent or at much lower levels... in e-cigarettes so we are confident that they are substantially less harmful than cigarette smoking.”
"People smoke for the nicotine - but contrary to what the vast majority believe, nicotine causes little if any of the harm.”
"The toxic smoke is the culprit and is the overwhelming cause of all the tobacco-related disease and death."
We've talked before about how nicotine isn't the danger in cigarettes, but the smoke itself. And with SMOKO E-Cigarettes you don't get any of that.
In the same announcement they also addressed the second biggest worry around e-cigarettes, kids trying them. Ann McNeil went on to say:
"Research suggests less than 1% of young people who have never smoked use e-cigarettes regularly and the number of young people smoking continues to decline at an "encouraging" rate."
While we would all like that number to be 0% the fact so few children are trying e-cigs is encouraging. It means that the 18+ laws are working and that education about both cigarettes and e-cigarettes is working.
This is encouraging news for e-cigs, and hopefully will help more smokers try e-cigs and stop smoking altogether.
If you are one of those smokers who haven't tried smoking yet why not try one of our Starter Kits?
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