If you're worried about the damage to your health from smoking, you may be thinking about using an e-cigarette.
Quit4Life is proud to be one of the first "e-cigarette and vaping friendly" NHS stop smoking services in the country.
Whether you quit smoking using traditional medication or an e-cigarette, evidence shows that you have a much better chance of quitting with the support of Quit4Life.
The latest advice from Public Health England (August 2015 Report) is that e-cigarette use is around 95% less harmful to health than smoking. The report encourages smokers who want to use e-cigarettes as an aid to quit smoking to seek the support of their local stop smoking service.
If you are keen to stop smoking and thinking about using an e-cigarette, or are using one already, please speak to one of our advisers.
We can offer support and advice to beat the habit as well as help make sure any medical conditions are monitored. We will work with you and your GP or other care provider to manage any health related changes from quitting with your E-cig.
We also have the experience to support, monitor and advise smokers with particular needs, eg:
Weekly contact with your adviser along with regular carbon monoxide readings until at least four weeks beyond your quit date will help you through the first weeks without a puff on a cigarette.
Although we are unable to supply e-cigarettes unless they are medically licensed for smoking cessation, our specialist advisers can support you through your quit smoking attempt using your own e-cigarette.
If you are new to vaping, read Sandi's success story about how one of our recent quitters managed to give up tobacco by vaping.
Here is also a very helpful blog for new vapers, and take a look at this video on e-cigarette and vaping safety, for anyone interested in stopping smoking using vaping. Before you start, it might also be useful to read some of the latest safety advice for using e-cigarettes, or ask your Quit4Life adviser for free, impartial advice.
Here is a sheet of FAQs with some very helpful answers supplied by experienced e-cigarette users. With thanks to the New Nicotine Alliance for compiling this information. The NNA is a registered UK charity concerned with improving public health through a greater understanding of “new” (risk reduced) nicotine products and their uses.
You can also find more information on the IBVTA website - the Independent British Vape Trade Association.
If you are wondering about using an e-cigarette during pregnancy you can find some answers to questions from Tommy's, the charity that provides information for mums-to-be and funds research into pregnancy problems.