Posted: 10.06.21 at 09:55 by Kurt Robson
A Tooting vaping retailer has said its recorded its 'largest-ever quit attempt' by smokers in Tooting following its reopening post lockdown.
VPZ, situated at 42 Tooting High Street, says that it saw record sales in its 'new to vaping' kit.
The firm, which specialises in vaping and alternative tobacco products, has had to adapt to the new way of life following the huge change in the retail landscape that has come as a result of the pandemic.
The forced closure of vaping stores during Lockdown has disallowed VPZ to give smokers advice and their products, which they say is helping residents to quit smoking.
This combined with the extensive smoking service cuts throughout the UK has meant that smokers in the local area 'have not been able to get the help they need to quit for good'.
VPZ says it is committed to playing its part in helping the UK achieve its ambitions to be a tobacco-free nation by 2030, set out by the Government in 2017.
Doug Mutter, Director of VPZ said: “Post lockdown we had expected to see a rise in smokers coming forward looking for help and guidance but the scale and demand here in Tooting and across our store network has been huge.
“We recognise now more than ever the need for an enhanced level of service and support that our customers require the following lockdown.”