I found an article at the ECCR website that is a beautiful follow up to a conclusion that has been recently made through the Public Health England study that says that vaping is at least 95% safer than smoking cigarettes. The hospital in Nottingham England has lifted their e-cig ban in response to this information. The physicians in England are even going one step further, and are now supporting the use of e-cigs as a method to quit smoking.
As the article says, this turning of a new leaf is quite refreshing.
Professor John Britton, the director for the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, and the respiratory consultant at Nottingham University Hospitals, said that “(H)helping smokers quit is one of the most effective things that NUH can do to improve the health of our patients. We need to encourage all patients and visitors who smoke and find it difficult to abstain while in hospital grounds to use medicinal nicotine, or an electronic cigarette. Approving the use of electronic cigarettes is an important step towards achieving completely smoke free hospitals in Nottingham.”
While people will be allowed to vape on hospitals grounds, as long as they are outside, they will not be allowing anyone to smoke cigarettes on hospital grounds. That is great news. Not only are we seeing the turning of a new leaf, but we are also gaining much more support now for the fact that vaping is not smoking.
I think that even if these things are not happening in America, they are still valid voices that need to be heard and can have just as much of an impact on our home soil. We should not take outsiders for granted.
I hope everyone keeps up the good work.
As always, fellow traveler, keep on vapin’.
You can access the full article here.
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