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Via – Redbridge Quits Smoking – Swap to Stop

2 out of 3 people who use a vape, alongside specialist support, will successfully quit smoking. Current research says that vaping is around 95% safer than smoking tobacco for adult smokers.

Why try Swap to Stop?

The government’s Swap to Stop programme was launched to encourage 1 million adult smokers in England to make the switch from cigarettes to vapes.  

Redbridge Quits Smoking are offering this free scheme to adult smokers aged 18+ who live, work or study in Redbridge. 

You can read more about Redbridge Quits Smoking and other treatment and support options we have to help you at our main webpage.

How does the scheme work?

We already help people quit smoking with our specialist advice, support, and free nicotine replacement products (like patches and gum). 

Now, we can also talk to you about vape and provide vape as another free treatment option. You can choose what you think will be best to help you successfully quit smoking for good. 

What will I get?

Specialist support 

Our trained specialist advisors will give you one-to-one support and a personalised quit plan.

They will help you decide on the best products for you, learn how to use them, and think about the habit of smoking, what leads to urges and cravings, and how to overcome them. 

In addition to providing free vape products, we’ll also tell you about nicotine replacement therapy (like patches and gum) that we can also provide alongside the vape, to increase your chances of quitting successfully. 

Vape products 

We offer regulated and refillable vapes from Totally Wicked, a trusted brand. Our research assures that these products:

  • Meet safety and labelling standards set by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
  • Have proven effectiveness in quitting smoking, supported by user feedback.
  • Are user-friendly, durable, and dependable.
  • Come in a variety of flavours and strengths preferred by users.
  • Are environmentally friendly, being refillable and equipped with long-lasting batteries.

At your first appointment, you and your advisor will review our product range to choose the strength and flavour that suits you best and following this, you’ll get a starter kit to take away with you.

Watch this short video about how to use the vape product below:

Accessible support that works for you

Appointments are available at a range of locations across Redbridge, including our main hub in Ilford town centre.  

We can also stay in touch by phone or online (using Zoom or Teams), and have evening and weekend appointments, to make it easier for you to get support when you need it. 

Our team speaks English, Bengali, Urdu, Gujrati, and Tamil. We also work with interpreters for other languages including BSL.

Supporting you to become nicotine-free

Like the nicotine in tobacco, the nicotine in vape is also addictive: once you’ve switched from smoking to vaping, you can choose to work towards phasing out vaping too.

After your free Swap to Stop programme ends, continuing to vape will still cost you money.

So, over the 12 weeks, we’ll support you to gradually reduce the strength of the vape liquid and if you want, we can help you to plan to quit vaping altogether.

Quitting vaping should only happen when you’re confident you won’t return to smoking, so we’ll help you make a plan for this transition when you’re ready.

Get in touch

Still not sure if Swap to Stop is right for you?

If you have any concerns or questions about vaping and the Swap to Stop scheme, please read Frequently Asked Questions about vapes.

Register now to Swap to Stop

Call us on: 0300 303 2715
Text: SWAP2STOP to 82228
Email: rqs@viaorg.uk

Professionals who want to refer someone can use our referral form here

Please note that while vaping is 95% safer than smoking, it’s not risk-free, so we advise against non-smokers starting to vape.