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e-Cigarettes

Growing body of evidence suggest that electronic cigarettes(e-cigs) are a popular method to help people to stop smoking .Some studies suggest that e-cigs are  60% more effective at helping people to stop smoking when compared to those that are  trying to stop smoking with no aid.

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are designed for users to inhale nicotine without most of the harmful effects of smoking. They deliver nicotine by heating and vaporising a solution that typically contains nicotine, propylene glycol and/or glycerine, and flavourings. As there is no burning involved, there is no smoke. Unlike cigarettes, e-cigarettes do not produce tar and carbon monoxide. The vapour has been found to contain some toxicants also found in cigarette smoke, but at much lower levels. 

  

To avoid nicotine addiction, e-cigarettes are not recommended for use by non-smokers.  It is illegal to sell e-cigarettes to under 18 year olds.  It is also illegal to sell to, or purchase e-cigarettes for,  under 18 year olds.

Using e-cigarettes to quit smoking

Listen to an e-cigarette user's experience of making the change to e-cigarettes. This video places a focus on trying to find different types, strengths and flavours until you find what is right for you.

Independent introduction video.

To avoid nicotine addiction, e-cigarettes are not recommended for use by non-smokers.  It is illegal to sell e-cigarettes to under 18 year olds.  It is also illegal to sell to, or purchase e-cigarettes for, under 18 year olds.

Film e-cigs v cigarettes.

 

find out more about e-cigarettes visit NHS - Smokefree (opens in a new window).

Download e-Cigarettes leaflet