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E-Cigarettes (Vapes) - The Facts

 

Deciding to make a change forever can be daunting. Let’s not worry about forever. Let’s start with 30 days.

Join the 30-day challenge and swap your cigarettes to a vape. We’ll give you everything you need, and as much support as you want.

Vaping is much less harmful than smoking and it is also one of the best tools for quitting smoking – much more effective than nicotine patches or gum. 

If you switch your cigarettes to a vape for 30 days and you’ll cut out 97% of the cancer causing chemicals and break the habit of smoking them.

Ready to make the swap

With our FREE support, we will work with you to manage the withdrawal by reducing the amount of nicotine in your vape, bit by bit - you’re four times more likely to quit smoking for good than going-it-alone. 

There are many reasons to swap...

Swap for your health, Swap for your family and swap to save money!

Take our Swap to Stop 30-day challenge and see the difference it makes to you.

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How does vaping help me quit?
Vaping helps with many of a smoker’s habits, behaviours, and sensations. This includes the hand to mouth action, that can be replicated with vaping and can help smokers to keep their hands busy. Vaping delivers the sensation of inhaling, delivering nicotine and a vapour like that of smoking.

How safe are E-Cigarettes?

E-cigarettes are far less harmful than smoked tobacco. Latest evidence shows that although not risk free, E-cigarettes are far less harmful than that of tobacco smoking. This was supported by a 2020 report by the Committee on Toxicity of Chemical in Food, Consumer Products, and the Environment (COT) reviewing evidence on E-cigarettes to date, and concluded that they are not risk free, but are significantly less harmful than tobacco smoking. This was later collaborated by the US National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine via lab tests. The Royal College of Physicians report on tobacco harm reduction concluded that “the magnitude of this risk is likely to be very small in relation to that from tobacco smoke, and the hazard to health arising from long term vapour inhalation from the e-cigarettes available today is unlikely to exceed 5% of the harm from smoking tobacco.” Read our handy e-cigarette fact guide here

What will I get?

You’ll get an initial meeting with one of our Stop for Life coaches to help you make an informed choice. If you would like to use a vape, we provide ‘Totally Wicked’ Skope S Starter kits with 4 weeks of E-Liquid. Skope S demonstration video is available here. The Starter kit from Totally Wicked will contain the following:  

  • Totally Wicked Skope S 
  • 2 BFHN Atomizer heads 
  • 3 silicone O Rings
  • User Manual 
  • USB Wall Adapter 
  • 5x 10ml Switz E-Liquid 
  • Totally Wicked Recommendations for use of E-Cigarette Leaflet 
  • Totally Wicked Simple Guide Booklet 
  • Battery Safety Card

You will subsequently be issued with a refill code to order 5 bottles of E-Juice. Totalling 10 bottles of E-Juice to help you complete your 30 day challenge.

 

Some Myths about vaping, and the facts:

"E-Cigarettes are as harmful as smoking"  

There are many studies disproving this claim. In the first long-term health study of a group of vapers that had never smoked, conducted over a period of three and a half years, Professor Riccardo Polosa of the University of Catania and his research group concluded in 2017 that rather than just being far safer than smoking, long-term vapers who had never smoked were identical in respiratory health to those who neither smoked nor vaped. Public Health England and the Royal College of Physicians state that e-cigarettes are at least 95% less harmful than tobacco  

"Second hand vapour is harmful"

We know that second hand smoking is harmful, this is often incorrectly applied to vaping as well. Surprisingly, Lorillard Tobacco Company published a study to reveal that passive vaping isn’t harmful. The 2014 study compared the levels of carcinogens in second hand vape to second hand smoke. It concluded that second hand vapour contains the same level of carcinogens as the ambient air that everyone breathes. 

"E-cigarettes are not an effective quit smoking tool"  

At the beginning of 2019 a research team, led by Professor Peter Hajek of Queen Mary University of London, published the results of a randomized trial in the New England Journal of Medicine. The results showed not just that e-cigarettes were helpful in quit attempts, but that they were almost twice as effective as the 'gold standard' combination of nicotine replacement products they were compared with. E-Cigarettes are now a primary suggested cessation aid in NICE Guidelines.  

"Vaping is more addictive than smoking" 

There is evidence to suggest that e-cigarettes are far less addictive than regular cigarettes. One study by Jean François Etter in 2015 suggests e-cigarettes are similarly or less addictive than nicotine gum, both being far less addictive than traditional cigarettes.