Top banner
BELGIUM: Liège CHR launches support to quit smoking with e-cigarettes

BELGIUM: Liège CHR launches support to quit smoking with e-cigarettes

A small step forward in Belgium where the e-cigarette is clearly not always welcome! Indeed, the Liège CHR has just opened consultations mainly focused on vaping. Patients will be able to ask questions about the use of e-cigarettes, benefit from support to stop smoking e-cigarettes or help to quit. This type of consultation in a hospital environment would be unique in Belgium, indicated the CHR de la Citadelle.


AWARENESS OF THE INTEREST OF E-CIGARETTE IN BELGIUM!


In a report published in July 2019, WHO considers electronic cigarettes as "harmful" even if "less toxic than cigarettes'. "Currently, the long-term effects on health are not known, but based on the latest studies, it appears that the vaping is significantly less toxic than smoked tobacco.", Explain Marie Christine Servais, a tobacco expert at the CHR of La Citadelle, in a statement.

Ms. Servais continues, " The vape can be a good tool to stop smoking or to avoid relapse into smoking, provided it is used wisely: we must find the right model, the right aroma, know what rate of nicotine take, which liquid to choose (ratio of propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin) and limit its use over time».

Through these consultations, the CHR of Citadelle allows specialists to provide information to patients on the controversy surrounding e-cigarettes. They also accompany the smoker from e-cigarettes to conventional cigarettes, to the most appropriate technique to stop this consumption. " The July 2019 study shows that the e-cigarette helps smokers quit smoking, but also reveals that one year after stopping smoking, they are still vaping. Our role is to lead them to total detachment Marie-Christine Servais concludes.

Source : Lavenir.net/

Com Inside Bottom
Com Inside Bottom
Com Inside Bottom
Com Inside Bottom

About the Author

Having a training in communication specialist, I take care on the one hand social networks Vapelier OLF but I am also editor for Vapoteurs.net.