In the now (almost) immortal words of Professor Gerry Stimson, ‘vapers and vape shops are the new front line in smoking cessation services’. Typically this is an informal process with vape shops doing their best to help their customers to understand the products and how to use them, and vapers talking to their smoking relatives, friends and colleagues about their transition from smoking to vaping. Any vaper will tell you that there is a lot of interest among smokers about the devices and techniques involved, but also simply in ‘how you managed to do it’ and ‘what it was like’.
Chris Russell, psychologist and senior research fellow in tobacco and nicotine studies at the Centre for Substance Use Research in Glasgow, has initiated a new YouTube based project called ‘Vapers Helping Smokers to Quit’. The idea is quite simple, by uploading a short video of their experiences when switching from smoking to vaping it is hoped that vapers will be able to help those smokers who would like to try vaping by giving them some insight into what it is like to switch, and what they can expect. You can view the videos already submitted on Chris’s YouTube channel here:
If you would like to create your own video, you will find the information on hwat to do HERE.