The Government’s new ‘Swap to Stop’ scheme, what it is to One E-Liquids and what are the health benefits of swapping from smoking to vaping.
by TCF Group on Apr 18, 2023
One E-Liquids is proud to work alongside the latest Government Announcement regarding vaping.
The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has commended the government's new "swap to stop" programme, aimed at helping the UK reach its goal of becoming smoke-free by 2030 by encouraging smokers to switch to vapes. The initiative will provide a vape starter kit and additional support to one in five smokers in England, which will prompt almost one million smokers to switch from cigarettes to vapes. The plans will also clamp down on illicit vape sales to prevent minors and non-smokers from adopting the habit, and health minister Neil O'Brien has issued a call for evidence on underage vaping to identify the government's options for addressing it.
Here at One E-Liquids, we prioritise community safety by ensuring that our products are safe and TDP compliant, and we prevent underage access to our items. We are trained to adhere to the Challenge 25 policy, and anyone who appears to be under the legal age will be required to provide identification or will be denied service.
The government's policies for the programme have three main objectives: to help more adults quit smoking, prevent minors and non-smokers from taking up vaping, and use vaping as a tool for experienced adult smokers to quit. In England alone, there are 5.4 million smokers, and tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of sickness and death. Up to two-thirds of regular smokers will die as a result of smoking, and smoking is believed to be the leading cause of one in four cancer deaths.
The "Swap to Stop" initiative offers incredible health benefits; quitting smoking for just one year halves a smoker's risk of having a heart attack, reducing their likelihood of ending up in the hospital or worse by half. Furthermore, by encouraging more pregnant women to avoid smoking, fewer infants will be born underweight, underdeveloped, and with health issues requiring neonatal and ongoing care, reducing the risk of stillbirth and miscarriage.
Deborah Arnott, chief executive of the Action on Smoking and Health campaign, welcomed the government's moves, stating, "Vapes increase smokers' chances of successfully quitting, as do vouchers for pregnant smokers, so these are welcome steps in the right direction, but they are nowhere near sufficient."
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