UK’s NHS to Begin Offering Free Cig-A-Likes Starting Tomorrow

National Health Service VapingBritain’s government has, in the last few weeks, proven itself to be extremely friendly to vaping. Hell, even their Prime Minister publicly endorsed vaping.

While other governments are arresting people for vaping and the US government is desperately looking for ways to ban it so they can collect those sweet sweet cigarette taxes, the UK has announced that they will start offering free e-cigarettes to smokers who are looking to quit. That new policy takes effect tomorrow, according to the Daily Record (definitely worth click on the link just to read the caption under their stock photo. They call cigarettes “fags”! Ha).

The only e-cig that is currently authorized under this program by UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency is the eVoke cig-a-like, manufactured by British American Tobacco. While it would be nice to see them stay away from Big Tobacco manufactured products, at least it’s a step in the right direction.

Politicians here in the States could learn a thing or two from the Brits.



Related Posts

An image depicting a bladder cancer tumor

Vapers May Be at Higher Risk for Bladder Cancer

A new bladder cancer study reveals that vapers may be at elevated risk compared to non-smokers and never vapers. Specifically, vaping and bladder cancer may be linked, although smokers too are already known to be at risk. Scientists conducting a recent meta-analysis of multiple research studies identified six substances strongly linked to bladder cancer in

Read More »
a woman looks afraid, holding her face, maybe as she experiences temporary psychiatric symptoms like paranoia

Cannabis Linked With Temporary Psychiatric Symptoms

Millions use cannabis worldwide, both recreationally and medically. New research, however, links temporary psychiatric symptoms and cannabis use, even for first time users. This suggests we should see the benefits and risks of cannabis use as a nuanced debate—one that depends in part on the active compounds in the particular cannabis used. Temporary Psychiatric Symptoms A

Read More »
JUUL vape with nicotine vape pods

Young Adults Don’t Always Know What’s In Their Vape Pods

According to new research from a Stanford University team, young adults often don’t know what’s in their nicotine vape pods, including what brand they use. Pod-based e-cigarettes look a lot like thumb drives, but they are vaping devices. They consist of a vaporizer base powered by a rechargeable battery, and vape pods that you snap

Read More »
Scroll to Top