This healthcare hub provides wide ranging free advice and information on successfully using vaping as a highly effective quit smoking method for NHS staff and patients who smoke. Vaping is now seen as one of the most effective and popular ways to break the smoking habit and there is a growing recognition in the NHS of the role that it can play in addressing hospital admissions from tobacco-related conditions. The resources and information in this hub draw on the experience of vaping specialists across the country who have helped some 2.7 million people quit smoking altogether through transitioning to vape devices. We hope that the advice and information proves invaluable and leads to even more successful quits amongst smokers.
Vaping versus Smoking
A guide to quitting smoking through vaping for healthcare professionals
Whether you’re a clinical lead for cardiovascular or respiratory conditions, a frontline healthcare practitioner caring for patients or are responsible for delivering learning and development programmes in your hospital, please download our complete guide on vaping to support successful quits amongst patients who smoke.
By providing answers to common questions from smokers about vaping, it is designed to help healthcare professionals talk knowledgeably and give best advice and information to patients looking to break away from smoking by transitioning to e-cigarettes.
Vaping to Quit Smoking Guide
This five-point guide is designed to support both smoking patients and general cigarette-users in successfully conquering their smoking habits by turning to vaping.
It covers five key steps to a smoke-free life including:
- Understanding your smoking habits to enable the best course of action when it comes to vaping
- Types of vape devices that are best for you based on such factors as lifestyle and smoking frequency
- The nicotine levels that are right for you in a vape device based on previous tobacco consumption
- The flavours which will help you stick with vaping and not be tempted back to smoking
- What to do if progress isn’t as quick as you’d hoped
The guide also covers a range of common questions asked by smokers about vaping and provides evidence-based answers.
‘Start Vaping, Stop Smoking’ Poster Series
Ideal for the notice board and reception areas around the hospital, please download a special series of posters encouraging patients with smoking conditions to consider vaping when looking to quit their habits. The posters feature a range of evidence-backed information on why vaping represents a good move for current smokers.
What experts say:
Indeed, Public Health England – now the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities – has and continues to highlight the efficacy of vaping as a quitting tool.
In its latest evidence review, published in 2022, OHID said vaping products remain the most common aid used by people to help them stop smoking. It also revealed that, in stop smoking services in 2020 to 2021, quit attempts involving a vaping product were associated with the highest success rates.
Further, the OHID review concluded that, while vaping is not risk free, it poses just ‘a small fraction of the risks of smoking’.
What the research says:
Visit our dedicated page for smokers where you can find more evidenced based facts on vaping, a number
of FAQs, a guide to how vape devices work and an interactive map of specialist vape retail outlets across the country who can provide smokers with lots of high level advice on how to quit smoking using vaping.