NHS Swap to Stop Scheme : Free Vapes for Smokers

In 2019, the UK government was adamant about putting an end to smoking by 2030, this meant the population of smokers should have been below 5%. Unfortunately, the campaign was unsuccessful - the population of smokers was well over 14%

Fast forward to 2023, the estimated number of smokers was 13%. So another initiative was introduced to tackle this exacerbating problem. The campaign was introduced in April 2023 and was set to take action in 2024. The government aims to help people give up smoking as a permanent habit as smoking is the leading cause of premature and preventable deaths globally.

The Health Minister Neil O’Brien said:

“We will offer a million smokers new help to quit. We will be funding a new national ‘swap to stop’ scheme - the first of its kind in the world. We will work with councils and others to offer a million smokers across England a free vaping starter kit.”

Can I Vape to Quit Smoking?

As part of the Swap to Stop campaign, around one million smokers will receive a beginner-friendly vape kit, the kits include practically everything you need to start vaping.This includes a vape device and e-liquids in a range of flavours and nicotine levels suited for user preference.This aims to prevent dangerous pollutants present in regular cigarettes.If you are looking to shift towards a healthier lifestyle this campaign is for you

Additionally with free vaping kits the programme aims to provide educational insight as well as advice on how to use vaping devices effectively.Pregnant women will also be supported by being given vape vouchers to use as an aided incentive.

Vapes are powered devices that allow the inhalation of aerosolized e-liquid. This is normally made up of propylene glycol and vegetable glycerine with added flavorings and nicotine.

E-liquids come in different nicotine concentrations and nicotine types; freebase, standard and nic salts, making them fully customisable to fulfill your cravings.

How Do I Get My Free Vape Kit?

Stay tuned for updates from the government and local authorities on how to get started and claim your free vape. The local authorities have yet to confirm but the scheme aims to be fully flexible to suit the needs of the people.

Which Vape is Best For Smokers?

Shop the most recommended vapes at Vapor Shop Direct - suitable for hardcore smokers looking to transition into a healthier lifestyle.

Vaporesso XROS 3

The Vaporesso Xros 3, the latest release by Vaporesso, vape kit is a straightforward option that is ideal for new vapers and its built-in 1000mAh battery can support long vaping sessions. The kit comes complete with a 2ml refillable pod with an RDTL (Restricted To Lung) coil built-in, which eliminates the need for messy coil changes. It also includes a spare MTL (Mouth To Lung) pod in the box, so you can switch up your inhale style.

At Vapor Shop Direct we offer these with two free nic salts as well as free next day delivery on products over £25.

VooPoo Argus P1S 

The VooPoo Argus P1S vape kit is a compact device suitable for beginners and experts. It has a built-in 800mAh battery, supporting a 5-25W output range, ideal for MTL vaping. With a USB-C port, you can fully charge the Argus P1S in just 20 minutes, allowing for longer vaping sessions with minimal charging time. Each kit includes two refillable 2ml pods with built-in mesh coils.

We recommend pairing any of our 50/50 nic salts or freebase liquids.


The Oxva Oneo Pod Kit is an appealing choice for newcomers to vaping, especially if you lean towards MTL (mouth-to-lung) or RDTL (restricted direct to lung) vaping styles. It comes equipped with a built-in 1600mAh battery for prolonged usage on a single charge, and the added convenience of a USB-C cable for quick and trouble-free recharging.

Once again, We recommend pairing any of our 50/50 nic salts or freebase liquids.

50/50 E-liquids offer a more intense flavour with a soothing throat sensation.

Higher PG liquids such as 50/50 are thinner and much more compatible with basic starter kits and MTL (Mouth-to-Lung) Devices.

If you favour ease of use over customizability, disposable vapes are for you. These slender vape pods have gained immense popularity for their unmatched convenience, ease of use, and portability. They eliminate the hassle of refilling or recharging, making them an ideal choice for on-the-go vaping enthusiasts.

Lost Mary BM600 Watermelon Ice disposable vape

Lost Mary BM600 Disposable Vape

The Lost Mary disposable vape is produced by Elf Bar to be hassle-free with a simple compact design, meaning it can offer all types of vapers a diversified experience.

We understand that fiddling with coils and reloading e-liquids, simply replace your device when it finishes. Lastly, each device contains 600 puffs which is the equivalent of 20 cigarettes.

IVG 2400 Disposable Vape  

The IVG 2400 Disposable vape is designed to be a long-lasting disposable device.

As well as this, it comes with 4 pre-filled pods each of which contains 2ml of 20mg e-liquid. The pod consists of a distinguishable rotation feature, making swapping out flavours easier. Powered by its 1500mAh battery, this device delivers up to 2400 puffs. When the pod finishes, simply replace the device.

SKE Crystal Bar 600 Disposable Devices

Because of its lightweight and pocket-friendly design, the SKE Crystal Bar is perfect for on-the-go. Each SKE crystal bar device has 2ml of e-liquid, which provides up to 600 puffs, outlasting 20 cigarettes. Driven by inhale activation technology, the device offers a mouth-to-lung connection, eliminating the need for buttons or menu systems. It contains 20mg of salt nicotine which provides a smooth throat hit and satisfies cravings.

Quit Smoking and Shop Now

Vapor Shop Direct was launched in the year 2015 with the aim of helping smokers to quit the habit. We are known as the best vape shop online in the UK. We sell a wide range of vape products - from disposable vapes, e-liquids, mods, pods, and tanks to other vape accessories. Our vapour store is the hotspot for various vape requirements that customers come up with whether they are beginners, transistors, or avid vapers.

Start your vaping journey now!