Smoking

Smokers With A Newly Discovered Genetic Marker Are More Likely To Get Lung Cancer

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Tech

Smokers with particular genetic markers may have higher nicotine metabolisms, increasing how much they smoke and, consequently, the risk of lung cance...

Yes, There Is Such a Thing as Competitive Vaping

Jess Melia | Posted 12.08.2016 | 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.

Graphic Video Shows What Your Lungs Look Like After Smoking 20 Cigarettes

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Smokers, listen up. If you’ve been struggling to kick the habit, then this video might just put you off for good. The graphic clip from MEDspiration...

E-cigarettes: Maximising Benefit, Minimising Harm

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

Smoking remains the number one killer in England but people continue to quit and e-cigarettes are now the most popular quitting tool. Clearly e-cigarettes have the potential to help many more people to quit smoking, and we need to embrace that, while minimising any potential harms...

Should We Be Able to Use E-Cigarettes in the Workplace?

Dr Richard Heron | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Richard Heron

Since 1 July 2007 smoking had been banned in all enclosed public and work places in England. There was real disquiet before the legislation - how would it work? The reality is the younger generation of workers probably can't quite imagine a workplace with a designated smoking room, or a smoking carriage on a train. So is it a step backwards to say in some circumstances businesses might introduce a policy that permits e-cigarette use in designated areas?

Mum Launches Petition To Ban Smoking Near Children's Playgrounds

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has launched a petition calling on the government to ban smoking near children’s playgrounds because of the danger of secondhand smoke. Annie ...

Adults Aren't Being Fined For Smoking In Cars With Kids

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Parents

Adults are reportedly not being fined for smoking in cars with children in the back. Legislation introduced in October 2015 states that any driver or ...

These Four Lifestyle Changes Could 'Prevent 250,000 Premature Deaths By 2025'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A quarter of a million people in the UK will die from preventable health conditions by 2025 if current lifestyle habits continue, a new report has sug...

How Will Smoking Affect My Fitness?

Chris Hall | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

Let's start with the obvious... smoking is bad for you! We all know it, it's not a secret, yet every day I bet we all see people walking down the street with a cigarette. Unfortunately, for many people smoking is a very social activity and something it's very difficult to stop.

World No Tobacco Day: Smoking and Mental Illness

Brian Dow | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Brian Dow

People with mental health conditions typically smoke at higher rates and are more heavily addicted than average. Around one third of adult tobacco consumption is by people with a mental health condition. This means that they are much more likely to experience serious health conditions, such as cancer and heart disease, as a result of smoking.

China's Rise in Smoking-Related Deaths Is a Sign of Progress

Tom Bailey | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK
Tom Bailey

According to a study in the Lancet, one in three young Chinese men will die from smoking-related diseases if current trends continue. The study includ...

Pregnant Smokers Warned About Schizophrenia Risk

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Parents

Women who choose to smoke during pregnancy could be increasing their child's risk of developing schizophrenia later in life, a study suggests. Researc...

From Today, Cigarette Packs Will Never Look the Same Again

Daniel Hunt | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK
Daniel Hunt

You might not notice it just yet, but the UK has become the latest country to introduce plain, standardised packaging of cigarettes, along with Australia and France. The switch follows a landmark 'yes' vote in the House of Commons just over a year ago that saw MPs from all parties take a stand against tobacco marketing. And following a final failed legal challenge tobacco companies are no longer allowed to manufacture glitzy packs that evidence shows act as a 'silent salesman' to children. Here's how packs will change:

Would This Cancer Patient's Graphic Selfie Put You Off Smoking?

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Graphic warning: This article contains images of a medical nature. When Mickey Brady was just 14 years old, he started smoking. Despite knowing it wa...

If E-Cigs Help Us De-Cig, What's the Government's Problem?

Sam Lewis-Hargreave | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Lewis-Hargreave

The UK Royal College of Physicians have published a new report reiterating e-cigs' use as a quitting tool. However, legislators all over the world are falling over themselves to regulate e-cigarettes into e-blivion, even though the science doesn't always back them up.

Pregnant Smokers Paid £230 To Quit

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Parents

Pregnant women in France will be offered money to quit smoking, as part of a trial to see if financial incentives help motivate smokers to kick the ha...

E-Cigarettes Not 'Absolutely Safe' But Beneficial For Public Health

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The health benefits of e-cigarettes have been at the centre of debate for some time. Now, experts have said that despite them not being "absolutely s...

E-Cigs - Gateway Drug or Quit Aid?

Kylie Barton | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Barton

The e-cig has sky-rocketed in popularity - cool looking vape-shops now litter most high streets. It is like the time before we knew how bad cigs were for us, glitzy advertising, alluring packaging, a variety of delicious flavours - all of which appeal to the rebellious teen (or apparently infant!).

This Is The Biggest Thing Making People With Mental Health Conditions Die Early

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For years we've known that people with mental health conditions die 10-20 years earlier on average than the general population. Now, scientists have i...

Almost Half Of Women Who Quit Smoking While Pregnant 'Start Again After Birth'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We all know smoking can have a negative impact on our own health and the health of those around us. But a new study has shown that almost half of wom...

Scientists Reveal The Best Way To Quit Smoking

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you're trying to give up smoking the best way to do it is to go "cold turkey", a new study has found. Scientists from Oxford University found that ...

The Best Ways To Help A Partner Quit Smoking (And The Worst)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We all know smoking has a negative impact on health, so if your partner smokes and you don't, it can be frustrating to say the least. But a new stu...

Why It's Never Too Late to Quit Smoking

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

The best way to reduce smoking among young people is to reduce smoking in the world around them, helping adults to quit so that smoking is no longer the norm. It is never too late to quit, and the benefits of doing so reach far beyond your own health and wellbeing, it will make a difference for future generations.

Tobacco Lobbyists Puff-Up eCigarette Prices

Rob Comley | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Politics
Rob Comley

Whilst reading the paper on yesterday morning's commute into work, you may have been amazed to read plans of a tax hike from Brussels which will send ...

This Leaves Me Fuming

Nicky Rogers | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nicky Rogers

The very idea that funding for Stop Smoking Services may be considered an 'optional extra' leaves me fuming, and I'll tell you why...