Hospital emergency rooms in London and other cities in the UK will provide free e-cigarettes to smokers as part of a trial designed to help people quit smoking.
When the United States banned the delivery of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and the supply of e-cigarettes, by the U.S.</a> postal service, the British authorities were providing free e-cigarettes to smokers in hospitals. If you have read the propaganda of opponents of e-cigarettes in mainstream media, you will find that the idea of providing e-cigarettes in hospital emergency rooms must be absurd.
After all, these things will send people to the hospital. They are the culprits of the evalI epidemic, right? Obviously, British public health officials firmly believe in scientific and medical evidence because they clearly show that e-cigarettes are a form of smoking. A less dangerous alternative, and it can actually help smokers quit smoking, they decided to make e-cigarettes as easy as possible to obtain.
Of course, the emergency room seems a bit extreme, at least considering the controversy surrounding e-cigarettes and nicotine, but there is logic behind this decision.
Dr. Ian Pope of the Norwich School of Medicine at the University of East Anglia said: "Emergency departments in the UK treat more than 24 million people each year, and about a quarter of them are currently smokers." People provide a valuable opportunity to help them quit smoking, which will improve their chances of recovering from the hospital and prevent future illnesses."
Smokers who agree to participate in this interesting trial will be randomly assigned to receive a cigarette starter kit, as well as recommendations for local smoking cessation services and smoking recommendations, as they wait for their turn in the hospital emergency room, or just write information about local smoking cessation services.
Researchers hope to recruit about 1,000 smokers to participate in the trial, and then check them for 3 and 6 months to see if they are still smoking. In this way, scientists hope to have a clearer understanding of the effects of e-cigarettes in helping smokers quit smoking. At the same time, they will also calculate the cost of promoting the program across the country.
Professor Caitlin Nottley, also from the Norwich School of Medicine, University of East Anglia, said: “Many smokers want to quit smoking but find it difficult to succeed in the long term.” “E-cigarettes mimic the experience of smoking because they are Hand-held, they produce a smoke-like vapor when used. We know they are much less harmful than smoking, and they have been shown to help smokers quit smoking."
At the same time, in almost every other place, from the United States to Asia, and even in the European Union, e-cigarettes are facing strong opposition from legislators and health organizations. Those British and their scientific method