UK-based medical body the Royal College of Physicians says e-cigs should be offered to smokers looking to quit. The leading organisation says it’s time to embrace e-cigarettes after it was revealed they’re around 95% safer than regular cigarettes. The RCP believe vaping can save the lives of millions and have dismissed unfounded theories that e-cigarettes are a gateway to smoking. Whilst saying smokers who use e-cigarettes are more likely to quit, the RCP would prefer it if people bought their devices, rather than spending the NHS’ money. Professor John Britton, the mastermind behind research conducted by the RCP, believes it’s time e-cigarettes are encouraged and endorsed widely. “The public need to be reassured this is not a new nicotine epidemic in the making. E-cigarettes have very little downside and a lot of potential benefit.” Dr Tim Ballard of the Royal College of GPs was also complementary of e-cigarettes, but wants all parties to be satisfied if the NHS is going to prescribe e-cigs. “It is not just the cost of the product that needs taking into account, but the time and resources that are involved in assessing patients, and monitoring their progress over a prolonged period of time.” The news follows speculation in September last year where it was mused that the NHS could prescribe e-cigs to smokers. There certainly isn’t a lack of medical support for e-cigs. Scientists have found no e-cig toxins and a study found bystanders are unlikely to be affected by second-hand vapour. With all of this considered, why not begin your vaping journey today with one of our excellent e-cig kits?!