A NEW vape clinic has been launched at VPZ’s Troon and Ayr stores to help locals quit smoking.

The stores on Portland Street in Troon and Alloway Street in Ayr will offer local smokers a dedicated, one-to-one consultation with VPZ’s vaping specialists.

After the successful trial of a pilot Vape Clinic at VPZ’s flagship Newbridge store in Edinburgh in July, the service has now been brought to South Ayrshire.

The clinics have been introduced this Stoptober to meet the growing demand for stop smoking services, as access to local stop smoking services and vaping retailers massively reduced during lockdown.

Public Health Scotland figures show that there are around 10,000 smoking related deaths recorded every year.

Doug Mutter, director of VPZ said: “As the UK’s leading vaping specialist, we are spearheading the fight against the nation’s number one killer –smoking.

“We are proud to roll out our Vape Clinic service in Troon and Ayr this Stoptober to give the nation’s

smokers the support they need

to quit and help the country regain its momentum toward becoming a smoke free nation by 2030.

“Smoking statistics are continuing to rise as the pandemic has triggered an increase in smoking rates and the public health problem has been compounded by funding cuts for NHS stop smoking services and local support groups.”

To date, the Edinburgh-based VPZ clinic has already helped over 700,000 smokers in the UK quit since it was established in 2012.

VPZ’s Vape Clinics are open seven days a week, 10am to 5pm to all customers who book a free, 30-minute Vape Clinic Appointment.

Find more info at https://vpz.co.uk/pages/vape-clinic-booking.