For smokers who are unable to quit smoking or are unwilling to stop using nicotine, a much safer alternative is to switch to a less harmful nicotine product, such as a nicotine vaporiser (electronic cigarette).
Electronic cigarettes are battery-operated devices that heat a liquid into an aerosol for inhalation. They deliver nicotine to reduce the urge to smoke and provide a 'smoking-like' experience - the hand-to-mouth action, the physical sensations and social elements of smoking, but without almost all the toxic chemicals that cause the harm to health.
The Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association (ATHRA) is a registered health promotion charity established to reduce the harm from tobacco smoking in Australia. ATHRA’s aim is to provide smokers and health professionals with evidence-based information on safer alternatives to smoking. ATHRA’s broader goal is to encourage the complete cessation of tobacco smoking in Australia.
Disclosure. I have no financial or commercial relationship with any electronic cigarette or tobacco company. Never have, never will.