Smokers hoping to kick the habit can now seek support from the Kirklees Wellness Service to switch from tobacco to vaping
Smokers who want to start the new year off by kicking the habit are being offered vaping devices by Kirklees Council and the charity Yorkshire Cancer Research.
The devices are being offered as part of the Kirklees Wellness Service, a council funded initiative that supports over 18s in Kirklees to live healthier lives.
They are also being supported by the Auntie Pam’s Service, which supports new parents and pregnant women to stop smoking.
Vaping is a far less harmful alternative to smoking, according to both the NHS and the Office of Health Improvement and Disparities, formerly known as Public Health England. They say that by replacing cigarettes with a vaping device, smokers can drastically improve their health.
A recent review of evidence by global researchers Cochrane has shown that vaping devices are more effective than Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) when supporting smokers to quit.
Vaping is also the most popular stop smoking aid, beating out older rivals such as nicotine gum and nicotine patches. An estimated 57,000 additional quitters have given up smoking thanks to the use of a vaping device, and 5,000 additional quitters here in Yorkshire alone.
Phoebe Tonks – Examiner Live – 2022-01-03.