Smoking

North East Has Record Number Of Young Smokers According to Researchers

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Siobhan Morgan | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Areas of North East England have been highlighted as among the worst areas in the country for smoking rates among young people, according to new resea...

Plain Packaging: A Victory for Freedom and Democracy

Jon Young | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Politics
Jon 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.

After U-Turns on U-Turns, the Government Must Now Honour Their Promise on Standardised Packaging of Tobacco

Luciana Berger | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Politics
Luciana Berger

Why has it taken so long for the Government to reach this point? It has been years since the idea was first proposed and it was almost a year ago that MPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of it. In that time, over 200,000 children would have smoked their first cigarette - the delay is inexcusable.

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...

Love Smoking? Don't Read This Then!

Malminder Gill | Posted 19.01.2015 | 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 ...

This Could Be Spliffing News For Cannabis Lovers

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The first legal cannabis e-cigarette could soon be landing on British soil. And when we say soon, we mean next Thursday - or so say the Metro. The...

Why Vaping Could Really Help Smokers Kick The Habit

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Smokers who are struggling to kick the habit should try "vaping", as they are more likely to stop smoking completely or, at the very least, cut down, ...

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 04.12.2014 | 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?

Lose Weight, Ditch Fags - Or No Routine NHS Operation

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Quitting smoking and losing weight are among the most common New Year's resolutions, but some in UK may be forced to change their habits sooner than p...

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.

The Lifestyle Implications of Your Social Network

Sophie Dundovic | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Dundovic

Human beings are social animals. This is something we've known for a long time, but often neglect in practice. Maintaining our social interactions is a fundamental human need, and consequently holds many undervalued benefits to our health, our well-being and our economic prosperity.

A Psychologist's Confession: I'm Not Interested in What You're Thinking

Karen Pine | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

My lack of interest stems from the fact that what you're thinking has little to do with how you will behave. Sure, what you're thinking will affect how you're feeling. But it will barely connect with what you do. And what I'm really interested in is behaviour.

This Woman Is Doing Something Not Seen In A TV Ad For 49 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK

The first advert to show people smoking for nearly 50 years are airing air on British television today. A commercial for e-cigarette brand VIP will...

Why Do We Find It Hard to Stop Smoking? - How to Stop Smoking in Three Simple Steps

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

How do you quit? Does it come down to a matter of trying everything in the hope that something works, or is there a way that we can train our mind?

How To Make Sure Your E-Cigarette Doesn't Start A Fire

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Fire officers who have seen a rise in reported incidents caused by e-cigarettes have issued advice on how to use the cigarette replacements safely. ...

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.

It's Not Just Smoking That Ages Your Body...

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking sugary soft drinks could speed up biological ageing as much as smoking, according to a recent study. The findings, from an analysis of tho...

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.

15 Undeniable Facts About Smoking

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you've been living under a rock, then you might be unaware that the month of October is dedicated to quitting smoking. Stoptober, as it's otherwise...

Nothing To See Here, Just A 9-Year-Old Smoker Asking For A Lighter

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It's not every day a 9-year boy old walks around the local town with a fag in their hand. But that's exactly what happened when Jenson accosted strang...

Stoptober: Why Involving Business Is Key

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

Stoptober is under way: a national challenge to all smokers to quit and stay smoke-free for the month of October. It's the first step to stopping for good, because people who can get through the first tough weeks are far more likely to give up the habit permanently.

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.

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...