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Kickstart Specialist Stop Smoking Service provides free, friendly advice and support to all pregnant women and their partners, mental health service users and people who have been in hospital and have recently been discharged.
How to Quit
Stopping smoking for the first time or trying again? We’re here to help you every step of the way.
What is Vaping?
Professional advice if you are considering vaping as an aid to stopping smoking.
All vaping products operate using the same principals. A battery powers a coil which heats a liquid solution known as e-liquid. This produces a vapor which is then inhaled. However, these fundamentals can be applied in a large number of ways, and many products have been developed to meet the demands vapers have from their vape. Find out more about vaping.
Vaping is an alternative to smoking. It provides a vaper with the sensations, rituals and nicotine that smoking provides, but without smoke and the vast number of dangerous chemicals found in smoke. Vapers choose to use the products for a number of reasons; some because they want to save money, some for health reasons, and some for convenience. It is our belief that vapers should, as soon as they are able, transition fully away from smoking into vaping. Find out more about vaping.
Vaping is used as tobacco harm reduction. It has been estimated to be between two and three orders of magnitude safer than smoking, and this is the standard by which is should be judged. It is then, not risk free, but far preferable to smoking. It is also possible that some forms of vaping are safer than others. Our mission is to provide vapers with the best information available so they can make an informed choice on which products are appropriate for them. Find out more about vaping.
My advisor kept supporting me despite all of my ups and downs. I've been quit for over 9 weeks now and I've not felt so good about myself for ages.
Catriona came to see me on the ward to discuss trying to stop smoking. Twelve months on I am still smoke free and feel so much better for it.
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