Millions of British smokers could all be about to get free E-cigarettes... 6 years ago

Millions of British smokers could all be about to get free E-cigarettes...

Smoking is getting damned expensive these days...it wont be long before it's £10 a pack.

But the ridiculous cost of cigarettes is the least of our worries, with smoking killing 80,000 Brits a year and costing the National Health Service untold billions.

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This latest news might come as a surprise to some people - but we could soon get electronic cigarettes available on the NHS.

That's right, Government health chiefs believe E-cigs could help an entire generation of smokers kick the habit (and presumably become addicted to vaping instead).

Tobacco companies are probably panicking right now.

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A cloud (pun intended) has hung over E-cigs for several years about their safety, but a huge review into the technology found they were 95% safer than good old-fashioned woodbines.

There's no more toxins than we would take in in the air (unless you live in London, presumably).

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Around four million of Britain's eight million smokers could be entitled to free E-cigarettes to help them stub out the cigs for good, helping prevent thousands of deaths a year.

H/T Mirror