Electronic cigarettes are devices that allow you to inhale nicotine in a vapour rather than smoke. E-cigs do not burn tobacco, so they do not contain thousands of harmful chemicals that cigarettes/
A report commissioned by Public Health England suggests that e-cigs are 95% less harmful than smoking, and therefore may be a helpful alternative
to smoking for many people.
E-cigarettes can be used on Trust sites in designated areas. Speak to a member of your healthcare team about where the designated areas are for your ward.
If you would like to use an e-cigarette you may use your own device, or you will be given one on admission. Replacement cartridges can be purchased at hospital shops.
If you are admitted to hospital and wish to recharge your e-cigarette, staff will need to do a brief check on your device before you can recharge it, to make sure it is safe.
E-cigarettes are not yet licensed as a medicine, therefore the Trust cannot prescribe them.
It is illegal for under 18’s to use e-cigarettes therefore the Trust cannot supply them to anyone under 18 years old.