Whilst other countries such as the US, are heavily regulating vaping products and putting them under the same sphere as tobacco products, the UK not only supports and suggests their use as part of a smoking cessation program, but some Stop Smoking Services even give away the devices for free in order to give smokers seeking support a good head start.
“There has been a removal of all funding for smoking cessation,” said chief officer Jackie Bene, who pointed out that the utmost will be done, so as to ensure that the lack of funding will not impact those seeking smoking cessation support.
The health sector needs to save £785,000 in 2 years
A spokesperson for Bolton Council spoke about the required savings that prompted these cuts. “Increasing Government cuts have meant that we have had to change the way we deliver some health services. Public Health must make savings of £785,000 in 2017/19 and has therefore had to reduce or decommission some services.”
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