How to Quit Smoking

E-Cigarettes: A Blessing Or A Curse?

Stuart Gale | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Gale

There have been a number of conflicting reports on the health implications of smoking e-cigarettes. In spite of a Public Health England review finding that they are 95% safer than traditional cigarettes and are an effective quitting aid, the wider health implications for smokers and non-smokers alike, are unknown.

Why We Want to Put Ourselves Out of Business... And End Addiction

John Dicey | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
John Dicey

Our single stated aim when it came to curing the world of smoking was to effectively put ourselves out of business - by curing all the smokers in the world. To really achieve our aim we do need governments to engage with us. With one eye on their treasury coffers one wonders whether there's a government out there genuinely interested in eradicating addiction.

Stop Smoking? Well, I Will Quit, Only If I Don't Have To

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Smoking is seen ( by smokers) as a symbol of freedom, personal choice and a basic human right and the moment you tut at them to stop, all hell breaks loose. The more you tell them to quit the more they will smoke and that's a fact.

National No Smoking Day: Ten Tips To Help You Quit Smoking

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When you add up the health risks, cost, smell and endless hours spent shivering outside to have that sacred puff, it's a wonder people start smoking a...

Battling Temptation With Music Motivation

Dr Alexandra Lamont | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Alexandra Lamont

It has been suggested that there are seven different ways that music makes people feel things. Some of these are very immediate and common to all, like the brainstem response to sound, the potential for synchronising activity to the rhythms of music, or the emotional contagion of the emotions expressed in the music.

Anti-Smoking Pills 'Do Not Increase Suicide Risk'

Press Association | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Patients prescribed stop-smoking pills do not suffer an increased risk of suicide compared with those using nicotine patches and gum, a study has foun...

Britain's First E-Cigarette Adverts Stubbed Out Over Baby and Nicotine Fears

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK

Britain's first three e-cigarette commercials have been swiftly banned following viewer complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority. The adve...

LOOK: Why You Should Stop Smoking

The Huffington Post UK | Alice Harvey | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Smoking-related diseases are the nation's biggest killer. But, Public Health England have found that quitting for 28 days could add up to seven days t...

NHS Stop Smoking Services Help 146,000 Smokers Quit Long-Term

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

NHS stop smoking services have helped almost 146,000 people quit long term, according to new research. Data suggests that, over the last 10 years, ...

If You Can't Quit, Then Cut Back

PA | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Smokers are encouraged to at least cut down on the habit if they are unable to stop completely in guidance which is a world-first issued by health pro...

1 In 10 Smokers Are "Desperate" To Give Up

PA | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

One in 10 smokers are "desperate" to give up, a poll suggests. A survey, conducted on behalf of the British Heart Foundation's 30th annual No Smoki...

Should Smoking In Your Own Car Be Banned?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Researchers have backed a proposal to ban smoking in private cars after they found that the habit produces pollutants which could be harmful to passen...

Quit Smoking, Get Fat: Ex-Smokers Pile On 5kg In Weight

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Former smokers gain four to five kilos in weight after they kick the habit, research suggests. Researchers, based in the UK and France, found that ...

Stub Out The Habit

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 15.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 20% of the British population consider themselves as a smoker. Despite this being lower tha...

Lung Cancer Biggest Killer For British Women

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

According to a new report, which looked at the cancer rates of 27 member states in the, Britain has the highest number of lung cancer deaths among wom...