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No harmful smoke
With more and more people trying to quit smoking, the latest research shows that e-cigarettes can play a vital role in helping smokers quit for good. As part of a pilot project being delivered between January and March this year, Salford stop smoking services are providing free e-cigarettes and liquid to Salford residents, along with stop smoking support. Research shows you’re four times more likely to quit with support from a stop smoking service.
E-cigarettes do not produce tar and carbon monoxide – two of the main toxins in conventional cigarette smoke. The vapour from e-cigarettes has been found to contain some potentially harmful chemicals also found in cigarette smoke, but at much lower levels. 2.9 million adults in the UK are now using e-cigarettes and you could join them!
If you are eligible for a free starter kit, we’ll provide you with everything you need to give up traditional cigarettes and make the switch to e-cigarettes. You’ll get an e-cigarette and a supply of liquid to get started right away, along with specialist help and support.
You could save over £1,000 a year by switching to e-cigarettes from smoking, that could be put towards a new TV, a car or save for that dream holiday you’ve always wanted. Our costs calculator can show you how much you can save by quitting smoking.
E-cigarettes carry a fraction of the risk of smoking as they do not contain tobacco – which is the cancer causing part of smoking. E-cigarettes do contain nicotine, which is the addictive part – but nicotine on its own is relatively harmless. E-cigarettes are a far safer alternative for those smokers who find it hard to quit.
As they are a relatively new product, the long-term health effects are still unclear. They should never be given to anyone under 18; it is illegal to sell e-cigarettes to under 18s or for adults to buy them for them.
*The most recent research we have from Public Health England estimates that e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than tobacco.