I guess rapid turnaround from “no evidence they work” to “as effective as patches” comes from the conundrum facing the authorities in that they can’t on the one hand tax them and make them available through the NHS if they don’t first admit that they do actually work.
It seems incredible that the government in the UK want to “regulate” (read tax) them, and classify them as medical devices, which will make them available on the National Health Service at a great cost to the tax payer (especially after the tax is added to them), when at the moment smokers buy them out of their own pocket at a fraction of the cost.
Has the world gone mad?
Well politicians have it seems, but then again this is just another excuse and way to tax the masses by hook or by crook.
If you do want to try electronic cigarettes to stop smoking I recommend you get started before the government tax them to death,
My name is Dave and I live in England in the UK. I’ve been a 40 a day smoker for over 20 years, and I’ve decided that I need to stop smoking. But wanting to stop is nothing new for me. In the past I’ve tried just about everything to quit including nicotine patches, gum, lozenges, an inhalator, Zyban, Champix, and even hypnosis – and up to now nothing has worked. I did even try will power once but that only lasted for about 3 minutes! I don’t know why I’ve found it so tough to give up cigarettes in the past.