General Article NHS hospitals should sell e-cigarettes, say government agency

Topic Selected: Smoking and Health

Smoking shelters should become “vaping lounges” for less risky e-cigarette use, NHS bosses said.

By Alex Matthews-King, Health Correspondent

Hospitals should stock e-cigarettes for sale to patients and permit “vaping” in private rooms as part of the NHS ”smokefree” efforts, according to health chiefs.

The call comes from Public Health England, as part of an evidence update on the safety of tobacco alternatives which it says should be used more widely as quitting aids...

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