Vapes are currently available for purchase commercially. However, due to a change in recommendations from the drug’s regulation, they may be given by doctors to those who want to quit smoking.
According to the MHRA, e-cigarette makers can now present goods to the same legal approvals procedure as other pharmaceuticals. As a result, England may become the first nation in the world to recommend e-cigarettes as a medicinal product.
Cigarette substitutes are now regulated as consumer goods. Nonetheless, nonsmokers and minors are highly discouraged from using e-cigarettes.
Doctors could previously recommend Varenicline and Bupropion to assist individuals in quitting smoking. Patches, chews, and tobacco products that may be purchased without a prescription are also recommended by the NHS.
The introduction of medicinally approved e-cigarettes would be a huge step forward. It gave patients and healthcare providers another tool to help them quit smoking.
Allowing regulated e-cigarettes to be provided by the NHS has the potential to address the significant differences in smoking rates throughout the country. It assists people in quitting smoking regardless of where they reside or their background.
More crucially, all of this is backed up by the certainty that comes with a rigorous approval procedure. There is substantial evidence that commercially accessible e-cigarettes help people to transition from smoking to a significantly safer replacement.