"Why are e cigarettes disapproved of compared to patches?"
About: Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Addiction services Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Addiction services CA1 3SX
Posted by edt7 (as ),
On 2 visits to different clinics in a week I have been told to stop using the nicotine replacement therapy device and yet no one else has been requested to do the same. The reason - I was using a ecigs and they were using patches. Now if the MRHA want to make these devices a medicine, then they must allow them to be used in all clinics as currently patients using patches and gum etc are allowed
What actually annoyed me even more was that in one clinic I was told I was not really supposed to use them in there. I was told that the staff are not allowed to tell me that and all they can do is give disapproving looks when they see them being used. In my opinion it seems that this is what the staff may have been told by their management. This clearly gives me the impression that they must know this is wrong and discriminatory. I would really like to see this unfair practice stop.