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The government backed campaign is backing e-cigarettes as a stop smoking aid, are you ready to put down the cigs?

The annual stop smoking campaign, Stoptober, is back and bigger than ever. More than 1 million people have already used Stoptober to help them quit and you can be one of them. You will have a whole world of support at your fingertips when you take the Stoptober challenge, from the free app to daily emails and even face to face support, you’re not in this alone.

For the first time ever, e-cigarettes are being encouraged as a stop smoking device and we can’t wait to help you on your journey to ditching the cigarettes. If you’re looking to start your journey to becoming a non-smoker but not sure about choosing vaping, here’s what you need to know.

What is an e-cigarette?

An e-cigarette (e-cig) is a device that allows you to inhale nicotine through vapour, instead of smoke. Available in a range of models, they work by heating a solution (e-liquid) made up of nicotine, flavourings, propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerine.

Find out more about what’s in e-liquid

Is e-liquid better than normal cigarettes?

E-cig vapour doesn’t contain any tar or carbon monoxide, two harmful elements of tobacco smoke. Although using e-cigarettes can’t be classed as ‘harm free’, it carries a small fraction of the risk of smoking and can help you quit. (Stoptober 2017)

Can I ‘vape’ my normal cigarettes?

The joy of e-liquid is the wide range of flavour combinations available. If you’re a stickler for the classic tobacco taste, many of our tobacco e-liquids are designed to mimic some of the most popular British and American tobacco varieties. Fans of menthol will find a selection of minty fresh liquids and those wanting to satisfy a sweet tooth will love the desserts and sweets collections.

Don’t just take it from us, find out what the LiQuid vaping family have voted their best e-liquids 2017

Will I save money switching to e-cigs?

This all depends on how heavy a smoker you are and what brand you choose. Typically, when you consider the average cost of vaping versus traditional tobacco smoking, e-cigarettes come out the cheapest (especially when you can get e-liquids for just £1)

Find out how much you’re spending and how much you can save by using the NHS Cost Calculator

Can I vape where I want?

The restrictions in place for vaping aren’t as comprehensive as those for traditional tobacco smoking, however you can’t vape on trains, planes,in most hospitals and in sports stadiums. There are some exceptions to these rules, but it’s best to double check before using your e-cigarette in a public place.

If you’re looking to ‘start stopping’ why not take advantage of the support on offer in this years’ Stoptober campaign?