Mr Cameron, if you really need to save money for the NHS which I believe is running a couple of millions – or is that billions – short, why not simply close down the Tobacco Control aspect of it. That would save about eight billion pounds. I think ploughing money into handing out free nicotine patches, gum, Champix and dealing with the suicides and mental health problems it induces, and offering stop smoking counseling and all the other expenses involved, is squandering money shamefully.
Nowadays, electronic cigarettes – 2nd and 3rd generation devices are an amazing substitute for smoking. Currently, they are a consumer product which are much better than all the patches, gum and Chantrix in the world! I know – I’m a vaper!
Dump the Stop Smoking Services, let people stop smoking by themselves if they want to. The NHS would save a packet.