Millions and Millions of Vapers

In support of the suggestion that e-cigarettes (‘vaping’) should be available on the NHS, there is a clip shown on the BBC Radio 5 Alive program (19 August 2015) featuring Professor Kevin Fenton from Public Health England.

He points out that “more than 2.5 million smokers have already purchased their own e-cigarettes…some are using them to quit, some are using them to reduce harm.”

He wants to offer smokers a range of choices to help them quit smoking, so that “by licensing and regulating e-cigarettes, the NHS could add them to the toolkit to help people give up smoking.”

Curious idea, this. If you want to stop smoking, presumably you wish to be rid of the poison nicotine in any shape or form, so what is the good of putting it into your body by a different method than smoking cigarettes?

Note the good Professor’s claim that there are already more than 2.5 million vapers in the UK. Should it be public policy that millions of people would be going around using a new device to inhale the poison nicotine into their lungs?

If you want to stop smoking, you don’t need a toolkit. You just need to stop smoking!

And how do you do that?

It’s a lot simpler than you might think – and you don’t even need willpower. Take a look at my book.

Text © Gabriel Symonds

Gabriel Symonds

Dr Gabriel Symonds is a British medical doctor living in Japan who has developed a unique interactive stop smoking method. It involves no nicotine, drugs, hypnosis, or gimmicks but consists in helping smokers to demonstrate to themselves why they really smoke and why it seems so hard to stop doing it. Then most people find they can quit straightaway and without a struggle. He has used this approach successfully with hundreds of smokers; it works equally well for vapers. Dr Symonds also writes about transgenderism and other controversial medical matters. See

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