An NHS stop-smoking service is offering smokers a £25 e-cigarette starter kit voucher when they sign up.
Quit4Life operates across Hampshire and provides smokers with evidence-based treatment, support and advice on how to quit.
Smokers who sign up to the scheme will gain access to weekly adviser sessions, pharmacy and GP appointments and telephone support if they are unable to attend regular sessions.
The scheme builds on the success of last year’s Stoptober campaign, which for the first time saw Public Health England formally endorse e-cigarettes as an effective way to stop smoking when used in conjunction with NHS stop-smoking services.
Julia Robson, clinical service manager of Quit4Life, said:
“This cost-effective and popular way to switch from smoking cigarettes has already helped many smokers to quit tobacco. Quit4Life aim to support as many people as possible who would like to improve both their health and wealth by quitting smoking, either with a vape or more traditional medication.”
If you live in the Hampshire area and would like to find out more about the scheme, including details of where the voucher can be redeemed, check out the Quit4Life website: http://www.quit4life.nhs.uk/vaping/.