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  • Supporting clients who want to stop vaping

    Providing guidance to clients who ask about stopping vaping

    When supporting clients who want to stop vaping, our priority should always be to ensure that clients who stop vaping do not return to smoking cigarettes. NICE recommends that people should use vapes for as long as they help prevent them going back to smoking.

    It is important to assess why clients want to stop vaping and their risk of relapse, and to plan and prepare appropriately to stop vaping either gradually or in one step.

    When working with clients who want to stop vaping, it can be useful to organise support using the Ask, Advise, Act model.

    • Update 1st November 2022
    With thanks to Matthew Seal, Stop Smoking Team Lead at Lewisham Stop Smoking Service, we have now added guidance on options to reduce for clients using disposable vapes on page 10 of the briefing.

    • Update 18th February 2023
    On page 11 we have included information on the Nicorette products that are now licensed for assisting people to stop vaping.