Vulnerable smokers need focussed support. Totally Wicked’s ethos is empowering smokers to transform their lives and this ambition has been important than ever over the past 12 months. With smokers being urged to quit amid the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s been essential to ensure that they have ongoing support; particularly those from underprivileged backgrounds.
Totally Wicked has therefore been working closely with a number of local councils, stop smoking services and charities to ensure vaping products are readily available to those who are struggling to quit smoking.
We are currently working with pharmacies across the Trafford area to deliver smoking cessation advice and offer a selection of vaping supplies to smokers who choose e-cigarettes as their quitting aid.
The aim is to reduce smoking prevalence in the Trafford community by focussing on three target groups of residents: General adult smokers, Routine and Manual workers, and smokers who suffer with mental illness. This year we hope to help over 1000 residents make the switch from smoking to vaping.
Due to the highly successful “Salford Swap to Stop” Pilot back in 2018, a local Salford Charity has continued its work to help people quit smoking. We have recently started working with them again this year to officially introduce e-cigarettes as part of their permanent Smoking Cessation offering.
We are currently working within 28 boroughs across London to help ensure that residents have everything they need for a successful quit attempt. We are therefore supplying 4-week e-cigarette bundles directly to selected groups of smokers in these boroughs.
As well as the vaping supplies, the participants also have access to our NCSCT trained customer service team who are offering direct one to one support when needed. Our initials aim is to support 300 smokers across these boroughs.
As well as working with Rochdale Stop Smoking Services, we are also working alongside The Big Live Group to provide tobacco harm reduction support for homeless people and rough sleepers and provide safer alternatives to those in need. Covid-19 continues to impose a risk to the health to our most vulnerable groups across the country so it’s imperative that we do all we can to provide extra support for the smokers.