Wednesday, 21 October 2015

NHS smoke cessation services impacted by electronic cigarettes

Despite the fact that regulations do not allow electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices to be used as smoke cessation aids, there is evidence to suggest they are having a major impact upon NHS quit smoking services. A recent report confirmed that the number of products dispatched by the NHS to help people quit smoking fell by over 30% in the 2014/15 financial year compared to the previous period. This is the second consecutive year of reduced activity within the NHS quit smoking service. So, is this all down to electronic cigarettes?

Smoke cessation aids

While the number of people turning to the NHS smoke cessation service for assistance has fallen significantly the NHS still dispatched over 370,000 smoke cessation items last year. Even though this is still an impressive figure it was 170,000 less than the 2013/14 financial year. Indeed the value of these items fell to just over £8 million which was a drop of more than £4.1 million on the previous period. There is an argument to suggest that, as electronic cigarettes are not available on prescription, the £4.1 million reduced expenditure will release much-needed funds to reinvest elsewhere in the NHS.

Friday, 9 October 2015

StopTober 2015 is finally here!

The growing phenomenon which is StopTober is now in full swing with StopTober 2015 already impacting the lives of many tobacco smokers. Over the last couple of years we have introduced an array of new promotions and discounts for those looking to switch from tobacco products to their electronic cigarette counterpart. Demand has continued to grow year-on-year and the OK Cigs StopTober promotion is now live.

So, what can you expect from our StopTober campaign?

Disposable electronic cigarettes

While many people have moved on to vaping products and e liquid there is still significant demand for disposable electronic cigarettes. As a consequence we have reintroduced our buy 10 get 10 free offer which is activated with the StopTober2 discount code. Simply drop two batches of 10 disposable electronic cigarettes into your shopping basket and when you check out enter the StopTober2 discount code. We will discount the cost by 50% and your products will be with you as soon as possible.