If you’re in the UK and are looking to quit smoking, there’s more that your doctor can now do for you than ever before.
As I was browsing the internet today on e-cigarette news as I usually do, an article on arstechnica.com popped out at me.
The biggest news from this article, from what I linked to just now, is this:
For any smoker in the UK looking to kick the habit, your favourite medical professional may soon prescribe you an e-cigarette. According to Reuters, British American Tobacco’s e-Voke recently became the first vaping device to be given a drug licence in the UK, meaning it’s officially recognised by the state-funded National Health Service as a “quit smoking medicine.”
Talk about a win for the industry! Hopefully this spreads elsewhere just beyond the UK. I’ve been saying it for years as these devices have helped me kick my habit and put down my pack of smokes for good.
It seems there is so much misinformation on both sides of this debate. Who knows what to believe any more. All I know is that they helped me, and an endorse from the medical profession can’t be anything but good news for those who love e-cigarettes. It’s confirming what many of us vapers have known all along.
What do you think? Should doctors be prescribing electronic cigarettes to their patients? Is there still more testing to be done? If you are a smoker and haven’t tried e cigarettes, what is holding you back? If your doctor recommended them to you to help you quit, would that change your mind? Do you think more devices will become approved by doctors beyond just the one that is mentioned in the article?
I’m curious to hear your thoughts on this issue. Please comment below if you have any personal anecdotes to share!