The United Kingdom’s (UK) largest vaping retailing chain recently launched its ‘Vape Clinic’ program.

EDINBURGH — VPZ announced that it had launched its new Vape Clinic service, which offers smokers who are looking to quit smoking instead of electronic cigarettes.

The company’s pilot Vape Clinic launched on Monday, July 5th, in Edinburgh, at the company’s flagship store in Newbridge.

A spokesperson added that 78,000 people in the UK dying from smoking year over year. This includes many people living with “debilitating smoking-related illnesses.”

VPZ’s clinic concept was “introduced to support the nation’s smokers quit for good, and help the country regain its momentum toward becoming a tobacco-free nation by 2030.”

“We are proud to be launching the very first Vape Clinic here in Edinburgh and will soon be rolling the service out across our entire retail estate to give smokers the support they need to quit and help the country regain its momentum toward becoming a tobacco-free nation by 2030,” said Doug Mutter, director of VPZ, in an email statement.

“Our new Vape Clinic concept is an investment to fill the void left by the loss of local NHS stop smoking services. We are so confident in the success of our new service that we are offering our customers a money-back guarantee if they are unable to make the switch entirely,” Mutter said.

According to the company, VPZ has already helped over 700,000 smokers in the United Kingdom quit smoking since its founding in 2012.

VPZ also cites a new report from the Royal College of Physicians Tobacco Advisory Group, which backs vaping and the use of electronic cigarettes as an effective treatment for tobacco dependency. The report also cites the findings of Public Health England, indicating that the long-term impact of vaping is 95 percent less harmful than traditional cigarettes.

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) report was published in May of 2021.

“Treating tobacco addiction should become the norm in all areas of healthcare, with opt-out treatment services offered and provided at all points of NHS contact,” notes RCP.

“The healthcare workforce needs targeted education to learn that treating smoking is a core duty, and healthcare delivery restructured to integrate smoking cessation treatment into all clinical contacts.”

VPZ Pushing for ‘Vape Clinics’ In The United Kingdom

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