We envy the lucky UK folks who live in Suffolk. Live Well Suffolk is the county’s free healthy lifestyle service that offers complimentary classes, information and non-judgemental support to help its citizens become healthier.
Classes vary in length and include weight loss for adults and kids, a variety of exercise programs including Zumba, and a 6-week workshop on tobacco cessation through vaping! Press releases note it’s the first of its kind in the UK.
Does vaping help smokers quit?
The program includes behavioral support as well as carbon monoxide monitoring to measure participants’ progress.
The manager of the programme stated “We know that 35% of people who stopped smoking last year quit by using e-cigarettes and we have more and more people asking about using them as a smoking cessation tool.” He emphasized the need for organizers to have knowledge about e-cigarettes and vaping in order to help participants make informed choices.
“It’s important that people consider the quality of the e-cigarette they are using and to choose a product that regulates the amount of nicotine it releases, and to opt for lower strength e-liquids.” he continued.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – there’s very little doubt that vaping has helped countless tobacco smokers kick the habit to the curb. Britain seems to be leading the way in the realization that e-cigarettes are a much healthier choice if you’re going to smoke something, and has even gone as far as offering free e-cigarette supplies to citizens who can demonstrate their desire to quit tobacco smoking once and for all.
But despite its progressive ideas on vaping, Britain still bans e-cigarette manufacturers and vape shops from advertising their products. However … there’s no law prohibiting a health organization’s promotion of a ‘quit smoking’ program that uses e-cigarettes!
So … this week’s tip of the hat goes to Live Well Suffolk! We can’t help but wonder what would happen if we all sent an email to the powers that be with the suggestion they take a look at the Live Well Suffolk website? Just a thought!