New Zealand's "for smoking" cessation plan is very mature. Lucas said that a strategy that can advance the plan will use the same strategy as the plans currently underway in several hospitals in the UK, where smokers will receive free e-cigarette starter kits.
"Our government is now determined to get SMOK efree (tobacco-free) 2025 back on track. Budget day on May 20 is the first opportunity to put money on the lips. Our regional health committees and Maori health organizations are The transition from smoking to e-cigarette use has been a huge success. Now is the time for the government to support them more," Lucas said.
The Vape starter kit distributed in British hospitals, Norfolk, London, Leicester and Edinburgh hospitals will participate in the plan and corresponding research. In addition to medical treatment and advice, an e-cigarette starter kit will be provided for smoking patients. Supply of e-liquid for one week and referral to local smoking cessation service.
Since it starts this fall, the trial will include another control group of smoking patients who will only receive leaflets with detailed information about local smoking cessation services. After one, three, and six months, both groups of patients will be asked if they are still smoking.
Professor Caitlin Notley, who helped lead the study at the University of East Anglia, said recruiting staff in the emergency department can help encourage people who may have never considered quitting before.
"E-cigarettes mimic the experience of smoking because they are handheld and produce smoke-like vapors when used," she said. "They can be an attractive option to help people quit smoking, even if they have tried and failed in the past. ."
Loucas, an effective way to reduce the harm of tobacco in the UK, praised the UK's active way to reduce the harm of tobacco through e-cigarettes. "The UK is in a leading position with its positive attitude and support for e-cigarettes. The Public Health Department of the United Kingdom has repeatedly supported e-cigarettes and has never shaken its scientific conclusion that e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful to smoking. Now, the latest Cochrane The comments strengthened the effective role of e-cigarettes in reducing the global smoking rate."
"Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Cochrane is an independent network involving 130 countries, health professionals, and researchers. Its strategic goal is to place Cochrane evidence at the core of health decision-making around the world. It represents high-quality, trustworthy The gold standard of health information," she added.