Yes, There Is Such a Thing as Competitive Vaping

Jess Melia | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Melia

And no, I'm not joking. Vaping has become a sport. It's not new thing either, having risen to prominence in the West Coast of the U.S with the inception of e-cigarettes in 2007 and is now widespread throughout America. Since some of the world's top sportsmen and women are showcasing themselves in Rio right now, I thought I'd delve into this bizarre world and look at some of the 'athletes' this particular 'sport' has to offer.

My Chemical Romance: A Battle Against Nicotine Addiction

Kirsteen O'Sullivan | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsteen O'Sullivan

I really can't believe I am writing this as an ex-addict. I am very proud to say that nicotine is firmly in my past, though there'll always be a part of me that will yearn for it. I will always be a smoker, even though I'll never touch a cigarette again.

11 Myths about Quitting Smoking

Karen Pine | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

With the UK's National No Smoking Day less than a month away, if you're planning to give up on that day you need to start preparing now. Don't be fooled by some of these myths about quitting smoking and you can be smoke-free next month!

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.

Tax Rises On Cigarettes Save More Lives Than Smoking Bans, Says Global Study

PA | PA | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

It seems a lifetime ago that people were allowed to smoke inside bars and restaurants, and while the measure is effective, it seems tax rises on cigar...

Stone Me: Smoking Rock Can Demolish A Cigarette In Five Minutes

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK Comedy

This rock is smoking a fag. No really. Well that’s what rock collector Luo Yuanshui wants you to believe. Yuanshui, from China's Longyan, Fu...

Binge Drinking and a Minimum Price for Alcohol

Vincent Brogan | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vincent Brogan

Ironically, the 'hard drugs' we warn our children about before they hit the town kill far fewer people than alcohol or nicotine, substances which pose bigger threats to their long term health.

Quitting Smoking: Traps that Stop you Succeeding

Vincent Brogan | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vincent Brogan

Before you stop you need to take smoking triggers into account and avoid the more dangerous ones after quitting. Consider listing the times, places and situations where you enjoyed or felt the need to smoke in the past. Plan a diversion like taking up exercise.

Quit While You're Ahead!

Sophie Anderton | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Anderton

Since quitting smoking I have so much more energy, I'm healthier, happier, busy with DJing and photo shoots and I'm working on so many different business projects - I just feel loads better about myself. I'm completely free of every addiction I've ever had.

How To Quit Smoking: Start With The Facts

Vincent Brogan | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Vincent Brogan

A 20 a day cigarette smoker takes about 200 individual puffs in total, each representing a single nicotine 'hit' for the brain's reward centre. Doing this day in day out for years has consequences. Addiction is one.

Could This Vaccine End Nicotine Addiction?

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Although non-smokers may find it hard to believe, cigarettes are intensely pleasurable to those addicted to nicotine. A puff on a cigarette reliev...

The Art of Smoking

Ashleigh Brown | Posted 07.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ashleigh Brown

To a non smoker, the concept of smoking is often considered absurd. A regular smoker could and does spend up to £50 a week on a biting cigarette addiction, regularly strolling to the local shop to buy a box or tobacco packet decorated with a picture of a dying baby, a pussing red globular throat tumour, or a simple corpse.

Study: Smokers Prone To Heart Attacks Earlier In Life

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Smokers are more likely to have a heart attack than non-smokers with pre-existing heart conditions, a study has found. The research, led by the Uni...

Stop-Smoking Pill Could Save NHS Millions Of Pounds

PA | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A nicotine substitute which can be bought online for 12p more than triples a smoker's chances of quitting for at least a year, re...