For smokers, kicking the habit used to mean patches, gum or just going cold turkey.

But Great Yarmouth’s smokers have been offered an increasingly popular way to quit – e-cigarettes and vaping.

In the past year, Norfolk County Council – working with Smokefree Norfolk and a vape company – have given out 742 vouchers for e-cigarettes and equipment worth £20 to people looking to quit smoking, as part of a county-wide strategy.

The voucher enables adult smokers to obtain a vape starter kit which includes a vape device and juice.

Smokefree Norfolk’s stop smoking advisors will then support them through their quit programme.

Smokefree Norfolk operations manager James Wade said: “Public Health England estimate e-cigarettes to be 95pc less harmful to health than tobacco cigarettes.

“If an adult who smokes makes the switch to an e-cigarette, they can improve the quality of their life long-term.”

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James Weeds – Great Yarmouth Mercury – 2022-01-17.

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