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South Beach Smoke: Patients Refuse Treatment Due to Smoking Ban

Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 8:00 AM CDT

Miami, FL -- (SBWire) -- 05/29/2013 --Waitemata DHB at Auckland Psychiatric Center in New Zealand placed a smoking ban that is causing patients to refuse treatment. Patients don’t want to seek help if it means they’re restricted from their smoking habit. South Beach Smoke, a popular electronic cigarette company, offers an alternative to smoking that contains no smoke, secondhand smoke, tar or tobacco. For the sake of patient care, electronic cigarettes could be recognized as an alternative way for patients to smoke.

The DHB no smoking policy is lawful, as it also provides nicotine replacement therapy for patients. However, a lawyer representing former DHB patients says it denies patients their personal freedom.

"A lot of psychiatric patients are refusing treatment, they are not going back into hospitals because they don't like total prohibition on smoking," Richard Francois said. "The [court] case is about the right to human dignity and in the applicants' submission that is the source of all human rights."

While it is not disputed that smoking is a health risk, some doctors say nicotine can reduce anxiety in psychiatric patients. The plaintiff says psychiatric patients are the weakest and most vulnerable in our society. To force patients to quit smoking is a breach of human rights.

Instead of forcing patients to quit smoking, the patients can get their nicotine fix with a South Beach Smoke electronic cigarette. Electronic cigarettes, or e-Cigs as they are commonly known, are a high-tech, non-flammable solution for obtaining nicotine without exposure to tobacco. The “smoke” found in an e-Cig is pure water vapor, so secondhand smoke is also eliminated. South Beach Smoke e-Cig smokers enjoy a dose of vaporized liquid nicotine solution and exhale water vapor that resembles a puff of smoke, providing a physical sensation and flavor akin to inhaled tobacco smoke.

“Patients shouldn’t have to quit their treatment because they are being forced to quit smoking. These patients need help and we’re here to offer them a smoking alternative,” said a representative from South Beach Smoke.

The Deluxe Starter Kit provides the necessary items to begin enjoying the freedom and satisfaction of smoking an electronic cigarette. This kit includes a Lithium Ion Standard Battery, a portable wall charger, a USB charger and five nicotine cartridges. South Beach Smoke offers 10 flavored cartridges: Very Vanilla, Cherry Crush, Cool Menthol, Peppermint Party, Coffee Creation, Classic Tobacco, Golden Tobacco, Royal Tobacco, Piña Colada and Peach Passion. All flavors come in five different strengths: Bold (24mg), Full Flavored (18mg), Light (12mg), Ultra-Light (6mg) and no nicotine.

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