SMOKERS CONFIRM: smoking cessation services in Ukraine are non-existent

No help in quitting smoking is available. In March 2021, in Kiev “Healthy Initiatives” initiated a survey among combustible cigarette smokers and HTPs users to identify their risk perception and willingness to quit smoking. 
Two-thirds of smokers reported their doctor never mentioned quitting smoking to them.
70% of those who decided to quit last year, relied only on their willpower (cold turkey).

Only 8% of those who tried to quit smoking switched from combustible cigarettes to electronic ones. In Ukraine smokers do not consider e-cigarettes as a tool to quit.
There is a tremendous difference between Ukrainian experience and the British one. A leading British tobacco-control organization ASH in its report on the use of e-cigarettes in the UK in 2010-2019, notes that prevalence of smoking among adults aged 18+ decreased by 5.4 percentage points from 2011 till 2018.  In 2011, 19.8% (7.7 million) of adults smoked, in 2017 - 14.9% (6.1 million), and in 2018 (5.9 million) - 14.4%.

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