Britain's Efforts to Reduce Smoking Are Becoming a Cash Cow for Big Tobacco

The Conversation UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Conversation UK

The tobacco industry, having sniffed out this opportunity, is snapping up e-cigarette companies. The latest example is Lorillard's acquisition of Skycig, giving the US based conglomerate its first major foothold in the British market.

Another U-Turn On Plain Packaging For Cigarettes

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK

Cigarettes could be sold in plain packs after ministers said they were "minded" to introduce the measure. The Department of Health is to launch a c...

More Proof Plain Cigarette Packaging Is A Good Thing

PA | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

Cigarettes in brightly coloured packs are considered to be less harmful than others, a poll suggests prompting health campaigners to renew calls for p...

Smoking: Don't Believe the Addiction Myth

Robert Kelly | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Kelly

This belief in addiction makes it far harder for smokers to quit. Research has demonstrated that most smokers would like to quit smoking, and yet many believe that they cannot do so due to the strength of their addiction. They believe that quitting will just be too difficult.

Pigeon Blamed For Setting London House On Fire

Amelia Amin | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK

A grey winged arsonist has been identified as the culprit behind a house fire in Stockwell, London. Fire officials have said that after picking u...

High-Protein Diet 'As Bad For Health As Smoking, Can Increase Risk Of Cancer'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're on a high-protein diet you might be facing some serious health dangers, according to a recent study. Consuming too much protein can be ju...

Should We Ban Smoking In Cars?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

Labour is seeking to impose a ban on smoking in cars while children are present. Shadow public health minister Luciana Berger said the party intend...

Cigarette Packaging U-Turn From Cameron

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK

Just when it seemed the government had ditched the idea, David Cameron is poised to announce plain packaging for cigarettes after all. The Prime Mi...

Cigarette Smoking 'Could Make You Psychotic'

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

Experts at the Institute of Psychiatry in London are publishing research suggesting that smoking cigarettes may be a contributory cause of schizophrenia (a psychotic disorder). This startling finding includes a just published study, plus research to be published in the near future, all of which appears to suggest an association between smoking cigarettes and developing psychosis.

LOOK: Gross Pictures Of What Smoking Does To Your Body

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We can tell you that smoking will make you more prone to lung cancer, try to freak you out with pictures of a bloodied lung and tell you that your tes...

Children and Families Bill Offers Standardised Pack Hope

Simon Gillespie | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Gillespie

The British Heart Foundation and a host of charities and organisations, concerned about the health implications of smoking, want to see cigarettes across the UK wrapped in standardised packs as soon as possible. And the British Heart Foundation's new poll reveals eight in 10 teenagers agree.

Time to Embrace The E-Cigarette

Harry Brown | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Brown

The e-cigarette has been steadily growing in popularity. Just last year the number of students using the device doubled. E-cigarettes are fast becoming a fixture of modern society.

Prisoners Won't Be Happy About This

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK

Prisoners could soon be banned from smoking in jails across England and Wales, the Ministry of Justice has said. A pilot scheme which will monitor ...

Stoptober: Add Three Months To Your Life By Quitting Smoking

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Stoptober - the month-long campaign to get people to quit smoking - isn't just a gimmick to get you to quit. According to the experts, quitting th...

Teen Smokers Unmoved By Graphic Warnings On Cigarette Packets

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK

Putting graphic warnings on the back of cigarette packs has little impact on teen smokers, according to new research. While pictures fare slightly bet...

WATCH: Are E-Cigarettes Cancerous?

PIX11 | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK

A new study suggests the new, popular alternative to smoking may not be any healthier than traditional cigarettes....

Lynton Crosby Should Be 'Sent Back To Australia', Says Peer

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron's top election strategist, who has been engulfed in a row over whether he lobbied the prime minister to drop plans to introduce plain pa...

Crosby Denies 'Any Conversation' With Cameron Over Plain Packaging

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Politics

Conservative election adviser Lynton Crosby today denied that he has had "any conversation or discussion" with Prime Minister David Cameron on the iss...

'Makes Smoking Less Appealing, And Encourages Quitting', Study Finds

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK

Cigarettes sold in plain, sludge-green packets are less appealing and make smokers "prioritise quitting", a new study from Australia suggests, but the...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Arms For Dictators

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday 17 July 2013... 1) ARMS FOR DICTATORS From the Independent's splash: "The Government has issued...

Tougher European Rules on Tobacco Products to Prevent the Young Picking Up a Deadly Habit

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

E-cigarettes, which can help people to stop smoking, are also part of the proposed revision. Although they should only be placed on the market under existing rules on medicinal products, member states should make sure they are also available outside pharmacies, according to the public health committee.

Industry Trumps Evidence in Tobacco Packaging U-Turn

The Conversation UK | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

By Holly Jarman, University of Michigan The government's disappointing U-turn over plain packaging of tobacco has dealt a blow to campaigners and sho...

Australian Health Minister Attacks David Cameron's Election Strategist

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Politics

The Australian health minister has blamed David Cameron's election strategist Lynton Crosby for the UK government's decision to delay the introduction...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Cameron's Crosby Controversy

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday 15 July 2013... 1) CAMERON'S CROSBY CONTROVERSY As Oscar Wilde almost said, to lose one top Downing S...

'More Lives Ruined For Political Expediency'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Politics

Politicians and health campaigners have accused the government of siding with tobacco giants instead of acting to protect the health of children, afte...