Derriford Hospital to allow vaping in grounds
Health managers have decided to allow vaping in the grounds of Devon's largest hospital. Derriford Hospital banned all forms of smoking on its premises from 2016, But the board of the NHS University Hospitals Plymouth has now rethought the ban, after Public Health England (PHE) said vaping was 95% less harmful than smoking.
We don’t need to ban vaping. We need to build better vaping devices
The knee-jerk reaction by some states has been to pull e-cigarettes and vapes off the market. Even the federal government has suggested it might push for a ban on some vaping and e-cigarette related products. But these products have been shown to be effective at helping smokers quit — more effective, in fact, than any other nicotine-replacement therapy on the market, including nicotine patches and nicotine gum.
Peak Australian GP Body Supports Vaping - January 28, 2020
GPs were previously reluctant to support vaping as it was not yet approved by health authorities. However now the peak GP organisation has given its stamp of approval, smokers can ask their GP or health professional about vaping and get their support on the quitting journey. The research shows that support from a health professional increases quit rates even further.