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Can We Please Stop Being So Overdramatic About E-Cigarettes?

Hilary Wardle | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hilary Wardle

Propylene glycol is a solvent, and there is a natural hesitation when it comes to the idea of breathing in a 'chemical'. There are over 4000 chemicals in tobacco smoke, nearly all of which are more harmful than propylene glycol. Yes, of course it isn't ideal and we don't know much about the long term health risks associated with inhaling it, but surely one chemical is better than 4000?

I Quit - Portrait of a Retiring Smoker

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Lemare

As I hit my late twenties, I was spending as much time as a non-smoker as I was a smoker. I would wean myself off, stay off for a while (once even an entire year) then suddenly that feeling of missing a vital part of my identity would over-ride logic (usually following a glass of wine or four) and before you know it - bam.

This Is What Happens When An E-Cigarette Explodes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK

This is the moment a ball of fire narrowly missed a barmaid's head when an e-cigarette exploded. Laura Baty, 18, was serving a customer at the bar ...

E-Cigarettes 'Could Encourage Young People To Start Smoking'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

E-cigarettes smoked by young people could lead to them picking up regular cigarettes, new research has claimed. The study by the Health Equalities ...

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.

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...

Quit Smoking Like a Boss - The Best Mind Tricks to Help You Quit

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

We're always told, (or we tell ourselves) that giving up smoking is hard. Of course, the tobacco companies would love you to believe this! Henry Ford said "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right". So tell yourself that you're going to find it easy.

E-cigarettes: Make an Informed Choice

Steve Howard | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Howard

Electronic cigarette use is rising, with Action on Smoking and Health estimating that there are now 1.3 million current users of e-cigarettes in the UK. This number is almost entirely made up of current and ex-smokers, with perhaps as many as 400,000 people having replaced smoking with e-cigarette use.

How To Make Your New Year's Resolutions Work (Better)

Karin Sieger | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Resolutions take determination, tenacity, strength and commitment. Too often we feel bad about ourselves or ashamed if we don't make it or delay a resolution. Whereas there is another way of looking at it.

LOOK: Would This Advert Make You Quit Smoking?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Inhaling dangerous chemicals in cigarettes, including arsenic and cyanide, damages major organs and increases the risk of stroke and dementia, a new s...

Shocking News About Clinical Hypnotherapy

Steve Miller | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

Gone are the days when Hypnosis was related to getting subjects to run around clucking like a chicken and singing like Elvis. Indeed in 1955 Hypnotherapy was endorsed by the British Medical Association, and has over recent years become massively respected as a treatment to help clients to lose weight, overcome anxiety, stop smoking.

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.

Stoptober and Kelsey Beth Crossley - Taking on the 28 Day Stop Smoking Challenge

Kelsey Beth Crossley | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kelsey Beth Crossley

I have smoked for over five years ever since I started when I was in my teens working on Emmerdale. I have been trying to stop smoking for a while now - to help develop my singing career along with my acting - so Stoptober seemed the perfect opportunity to really try and quit for good.

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...

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...

Stoptober Special: Don't be a Sucker for Smoking Substitutes

Shihab S Joi | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shihab S Joi

Don't believe any idiot who tells you electronic cigarettes are the answer. Make no mistake: they are evil.

Want To Give Up Smoking? Get On Social Media, Says Study

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Quitting smoking can have a profound effect on a person's health, but it is also one of the hardest addictions to kick. According to a recent stud...

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...

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.

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...

5 Things to Think About if You Want to Have a Baby

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Geeta Nargund

One of the questions I often get asked is: "What should I do to prepare my body for pregnancy?" Trying to start a family can be a challenge, and many women want to know all the facts to give themselves the best chance of conception and give their baby the best start in life

Noodle Soup and Sympathy

Matt Roper | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Roper

Health scares can be good for the health if you can learn from them. I am addicted quite seriously to cigarettes, but I don't smoke anymore. There are times when I miss them (when I have a cup of coffee or I'm waiting for a train, blah blah, yawn etc.) but I know myself far too well. I can't go there. Post- DVT, us smokers put ourselves at the greater risk of a recurring blood clot. It's a non-runner.

Genes Could Stop Smokers From Kicking The Habit

PA | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK

Genes rather than feeble will power may be letting down people who try and fail to give up smoking. Scientists have identified genetic variants tha...

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...

Why Is There Still a No Smoking Day?

Maura Gillespie | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maura Gillespie

While the amount of people who smoke had been going steadily down since the fifties, in the last six years that decline has stalled. Although nearly two out of three want to quit and one in ten tell us they're 'desperate' to get rid of their addiction, around 20% of the UK still smoke.