The Quit Clinics

The Quit Clinics and Vaping

You’ve heard the health risks of smoking a million times, witnessed the advent of photos of diseased body parts being plastered on cigarette packets and watched prices skyrocket. While these are all convincing aspects of quit campaigns, details alone aren’t always enough to convince the mind it’s time to quit. 

At The Quit Clinics we are here to support you on your journey to quitting tobacco. Part of that journey is being well informed about the options and safety of alternatives available. 

In terms of vaping, there is plenty of misinformation and misdirection available. Let’s see if we can iron out some facts, to ensure you’re making the best and most well-informed choices for your health and wellbeing. 

What is vaping?

Vaping is the use of an electronic device (e-cigarette, pens, pods, mods) that heats up a liquid to create a vapour that is inhaled. Vaping is used as a form of nicotine replacement therapy to reduce withdrawal symptoms on the journey to quitting smoking.

When used as a smoking cessation tool, a mixture of vegetable glycerine (VG), propyleneglycol (PG) and liquid nicotine is combined, at incremental stages, the nicotine content is lowered to ease away from the physical addiction.

Is vaping safer than smoking?

Examination of the safety of vaping compared to smoking warrants further research. However, some credible sources report that the health risks associated with vaping are “unlikely to exceed 5% of the harm from smoking tobacco”.

Vaping nicotine still does create some of the toxic substances associated with smoking cigarettes, as well as the negative physiological actions related to nicotine. Yet research shows vapourised products contain 9 to 450 times less toxic substances than tobacco smoke. 

While these stats seem to show vaping to be safer than smoking, the truth of the matter is we still need to conduct research over a longer period of time.  

Much of the research in the near future regarding the negative long term health effects of vaping is likely to be conducted on ex-cigarette smokers, which may make it difficult to discern the health impacts of vaping separate from previous tobacco smoking.

Can vaping help me quit smoking cigarettes? 

With an appropriate treatment plan, vaping can help individuals on their journey to quitting smoking. At The Quit Clinics our qualified doctors are there to support you on your journey to quitting cigarettes.

It is a big step! Our clinics offer the latest advancements in vaping technology in a judgement-free space, with guidance and counselling to support your success.

With extended appointments in a safe and convenient online format, you can feel assured the team at The Quit Clinics are here to listen and guide you on your journey to quitting smoking.

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