Mark used e-cigarettes, which are a far safer way of getting nicotine than cigarettes, to help manage his cravings and break the smoking habit. Now that he’s quit for good he feels healthier and is financially much better off.
E-cigarettes allow you to inhale nicotine through a vapour rather than smoke. Using an e-cigarette is around 95% less harmful than smoking and can help you quit.
E-cigarettes are particularly effective when combined with support from local stop smoking services – people who choose this route have some of the highest quitting success rates. E-cigarettes aren’t currently available on NHS prescription but they can be bought in pharmacies and other retail outlets.
Is it right for you?
Speak to your GP, pharmacist or local stop smoking service for advice, or learn more on the Smokefree website: www.nhs.uk/smokefree/help-and-advice/e-cigarettes.
The more support tools you use the more likely you are to succeed in your quit attempt. Think about using other support tools to help with quitting.
Watch Mark’s story: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/stoptober/home#e-cigs