If you’ve been keeping up with our blogs, you may have read that the Royal College of Physicians found that electronic cigarettes and vapes are 95% safer than regular cigarettes. Now it appears that some hospitals in the UK are allowing electronic cigarettes and vapes to be used on hospital grounds. Dr. Stephen Fowlie, a director at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust can be quoted as saying: “We have a duty to help our patients and staff make healthy life choices, and can’t ignore the potential benefits of electronic cigarettes as a nicotine replacement therapy. “We’re now allowing e-cigarettes on our grounds to give our patients, staff and visitors more choice in how they quit smoking.” Vaping and electronic cigarettes are still banned inside hospitals as “vaping does have a smell or fragrance and some patients do not appreciate others using e-cigarettes within the buildings”, according to Dr. Fowlie. This is definitely progress when it comes to giving people options for quitting smoking, and accepting alternative methods.
Cred: BBC News