Why is the NHS listening to the siren voices of the vape manufacturers? | Victoria Coren Mitchell Public Health England has come down firmly on the side of vaping as a smoking cessation aid. My local hospital which banned smoking from their site years ago now has an out door vaping zone. Yet we still get articles in our national press like the link above. I do have reservations about having Big Tobacco profiting from our state run health service. For those outside UK we have a healthcare system paid for from taxation. One of the services it provides is a Stop Smoking Clinic that will prescribe NRT nicotine replacement therapy such as patches and gum along with drug therapy. The next logical step is to prescribe vape products. Not sure how government can keep a straight face allowing the fox to have the keys to the hen house. I guess it has never troubled them before . Like I said should I laugh or cry .