UK Cigarettes

Changing Trends Show Many Teens Getting Hooked On E-Cigs

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A new study has revealed shocking trends among young people, with many getting hooked on what researchers call "alcopops of the nicotine world". Th...

Commons Approve Bill To Standardise Cigarette Packaging

PA/Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Politics

The days of the Marlboro man are well and truly over. From next year every single packet of cigarettes sold in the UK will look the same after MPs ...

First European Country Bans Branded Cigarette Packets

PA | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK

Ireland has become the first country in Europe to pass laws banning branded cigarette packets. Following the example set by Australia, all tobacco pro...

Plain Packaging: A Victory for Freedom and Democracy

Jonathan Young | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Young

As an ex-drinker, I still look at a bottle of Old Speckled Hen with feelings of nostalgia, as it links to a time when I was in a pub with friends after a hard day's work. Plain packaging will remove this link and (in my opinion) will undoubtedly lead to a drop in smoking rates.

How Vaping Could Pose A Higher Cancer Risk Than Smoking

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An estimated 2.1 million people use e-cigarettes in the UK, but if you thought vaping was a healthier alternative to smoking you may want to think aga...

'Momentous Step' Towards Standardising Tobacco Packaging

PA | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK

Plans to hold a pre-election Commons vote on enforcing standardised tobacco packaging offer the chance of a "momentous step" in creating a smoke-free ...

Love Smoking? Don't Read This Then!

Malminder Gill | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

Smoking is known to cause a lot of physical transformations and is known to ruin the outside appearance of the person. If you want to know about some of the ways smoking can ruin your looks then you might want to check this out.

Smoke Rollies? This Advert Of Rotting Flesh Might Make You Quit

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Warning: Graphic Images A new anti-smoking advertising campaign depicting a burning cigarette as decaying flesh and tissue is to be aired in a bid ...

Smoking May Cause Cancer In More Men Than Women. Here's Why...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Smoking could be far worse health-wise for men than women, according to research published in the journal, Science. The study found that smoking pu...

E-Cigarettes Start Kids Nice And Young

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

This is good news for the tobacco companies who are looking to sustain their business model and have cleverly introduced vaping as the acceptable face of nicotine addiction. If it doesn't do any harm then what's the problem?

Why Not Add Nicotine to Cornflakes? It Would Boost the Economy

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Advertising addictive chemicals is an oddity. There are few products out there that are licensed and taxed and advertised that are specifically designed to inhibit the users ability to control themselves. Apart from alcohol of course but hey.

Farage Thinks Plain Cigarette Packaging Is 'Utterly Bloody Barmy'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Politics

Cigarette plain packaging is "utterly bloody barmy", Nigel Farage has insisted as he disclosed he asks shop assistants for defunct brands for "a bit o...

E-Cigarettes 'Could Save Thousands Of Lives'

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Experts have revealed that tens of thousands of lives could be saved every year if British smokers made one small switch. The solution? Swapping c...

Widow Of Lung Cancer Victim Awarded HUGE Damages From Tobacco Firm

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK

A US cigarette company has been ordered to pay the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer $23.6 billion (£13.8 billion) in punitive damages....

Plain Packaging for Cigarettes Epitomises Policy Made on the Back of a Fag Packet

Joe Storey | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Storey

Plain packaging fails to reduce the volume of smoking, alongside exacerbating illicit tobacco trade and counterfeits. A KPMG study published in October 2013, entitled Illicit Tobacco, concluded that plain packaging was ineffective in terms of reducing tobacco consumption in Australia.

Pregnant Josie Cunningham Wants NHS Help To Kick 20 Cigarettes A Day Habit

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Pregnant Josie Is Smoking & Drinking Because She Is 'Disappointed' About Baby's Sex Pregnant Josie Cunningham is vowing to kick her heavy s...

VIDEO: Deadbeat Dad Teaches Toddler To Smoke (While His Mum Giggles In The Background)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK

Vile footage of a toddler puffing on a cigarette under the apparent guidance of his father has gone viral. The footage - thought to be from Russia...

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

The Conversation UK | Posted 09.06.2014 | 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 11.05.2014 | 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...