E-cigs’ role with vulnerable

| November 17, 2017

A group of UK health bodies and charities has called for more to be done to help smokers with mental health conditions quit, including providing them with access to electronic cigarettes and other treatments, according to a story on cancerresearchuk.org.

In its statement on e-cigarettes, the Mental Health & Smoking Partnership said that smoking remained ‘part of the culture in too many mental health settings’, and that vaping and nicotine replacement therapies should be made an easier choice than smoking.

Professor Ann McNeill, co-chair of the partnership, said that people with a mental health condition were more than twice as likely to smoke as were others.

“This is a great inequality leading to early death and years of chronic illness for many,” she said. “E-cigarettes provide a new opportunity for people to move away from smoking and avoid the terrible burden of death and disease it causes.”

The story is at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/news-report/2017-11-15-vaping-should-be-part-of-support-to-help-smokers-with-mental-health-conditions-quit.

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