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My Chemical Romance: A Battle Against Nicotine Addiction

Kirsteen O'Sullivan | Posted 26.10.2015 | 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.

More Than 70,000 Pregnancies Affected By Mum Smoking: Advice On Quitting

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Parents

More than 70,000 pregnancies are affected by mums-to-be smoking in Britain every year, research reveals. Smoking during pregnancy is causing around...

Stoptober Gives You the Support You Need to Quit

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

Now a regular fixture on the calendar, Stoptober sets you the challenge of staying smokefree for 28 days. This is important because if you make it through to the end of the month you are five times more likely to give up for good.

Three Million Reasons to Quit

Jane Ellison | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Politics
Jane Ellison

Every year, three million children are exposed to second hand smoke in a car. And every week, 200 of these children are made so unwell that they have to visit their GP with health complaints that are entirely preventable.

Smoking Could Be A 'Trigger' For Mental Illness, Study Finds

PA | By John von Radowitz, Press Association Science Correspondent | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Chemicals in tobacco may help trigger serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, a study suggests.New research shows that smoking can triple the ...

Smoking Is Cool But It Will Kill You

Nicole Ettinger | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nicole Ettinger

Terrified of flying, I was delighted when the plane back from Thailand landed safely at Heathrow. I darted for the exit and began to rummage through my bag in search of a lighter and cigarettes to celebrate survival, but then I remembered that promise to myself, to stay alive longer.

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.

Vaping-No Spliffs or Butts

Jim Sherifi | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jim Sherifi

I confess. I have a vice. I should have a dunce's hat placed on my head and be paraded in public before a jeering crowd of the righteous and worthy. I have battled my demons and failed. I am a smoker.

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

Hilary Wardle | Posted 15.10.2014 | 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 14.10.2014 | 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...