Suffolk health body welcoming of report into e-cigarettes
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A Suffolk stop smoking service has welcomed a new report which suggests electronic cigarettes are 95% safer than tobacco products.
The research findings from Public Health England, published yesterday, has led the body to suggest e-cigarettes could be made available on prescription from the NHS in the future in a bid to curb smoking-related illness.
Live Well Suffolk, which works with smokers to help them kick the habit, said e-cigarettes have already proved helpful for people giving up.
Henry Tapp, team lead for the group’s stop smoking services, said: “We know more and more people who quit smoking now are doing so using e-cigarettes, so we really welcome the findings of this report.
“We believe the best thing a smoker can do for themselves and everyone around them is to quit for good, but quitting’s not easy and if people are able to turn to a product that’s properly tested, well regulated and is safer than smoking, that’s got to be a good thing.
“We already hear from a lot of smokers who are interested in using e-cigarettes to help them quit. We can also work with people who are using e-cigarettes alongside normal tobacco products to reduce their tobacco intake.”
For more information on stop smoking services visit www.livewellsuffolk.org.uk or call 01473 229292.
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