Police Chief Says He Won't Do Much To Enforce Today's New Smoking Ban

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK

A senior police chief has admitted a ban on smoking in cars with children is unlikely to be aggressively enforced. Mick Creedon, Derbyshire's poli...

Smoking Ban In Cars: The Hidden Effects Of Passive Smoke On Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Parents

Smoking in a vehicle with children under 18 will be illegal from Thursday 1 October 2015, in a move that aims to protect children from the dangers of ...

A Driving Force for Good: the Ban on Smoking in Cars Carrying Children

Dr Penny Woods | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Penny Woods

Every week nearly half a million children are exposed to second-hand smoke in their family car in England and Wales. That's the equivalent of almost 15,000 classrooms full of kids being exposed to quantities of polluted air that not even Volkswagen would try and cover up.

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.

Get E-Cigarettes On The NHS, Health Officials Urge

PA | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK

Government health officials want to see GPs able to prescribe e-cigarettes on the NHS, they said today as they published a review that said vaping is ...

E-Cigarettes 'Not Encouraging Youngsters To Smoke'

PA | By Harriet Line, Press Association | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Electronic cigarettes are not encouraging young people to take up smoking, research by a health charity has shown. Ash (Action on Smoking and Healt...

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 During Pregnancy Could Affect Children In Strange Way

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Parents

Women who smoke during pregnancy could increase the risk of their children committing crimes, according to a new study. Research involving 5,000 Au...

Kids These Days Are Smoking And Drinking A Lot Less Than They Used To

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK

Only a small percentage of children aged 11-15 in England have ever used 'legal highs' while only half have even heard of them, a new report has found...

Corrie Star Launches Campaign To Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Parents

Coronation Street star Samia Ghadie has helped launch a campaign to encourage expectant mothers to quit smoking in South Yorkshire. The campaign, c...

Some People Think Banning Smoking Here Is A Bad Idea

The Huffington Post UK/ Press Association | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK

One of the UK's biggest and most famed seaside resorts could see its beach subject to a new smoking ban, under plans being considered by councillors o...

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 ...

This UK Town Has The Most Number Of Pregnant Smokers

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Parents

More than a quarter of mothers in Blackpool are smoking while pregnant, new NHS figures have revealed. In the research from 2014/15, 27.2% of women...

Toddler Put Up For Adoption Partly Because Of 'Thick Smoke' In Home

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Parents

A two-year-old boy has been taken from his home and put up for adoption partly because of his parents' heavy smoking. In a family court hearing, Ju...

Prevention Is Better Than Cure: Public Health and the EU

Paul Brannen | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Brannen

Prevention is better than cure: preventative measures can reduce the much greater cost of medical treatment for chronic conditions that have become established and can help avoid tens of thousands of premature deaths. This is where the European Union plays a vital role.

A Challenge for All of You Unconscious Smokers Out There ..

Michael Carthy | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Carthy

One thing that it seems is impossible to avoid on the streets of London, is the smokers. They really are everywhere and having a break away really brought this home for me. After returning to London it didn't take long to feel that all too familiar wave of disgust as the toxic, pernicious carbon monoxide invaded my space again.

When Opposites Attract: Are Successful Relationships Dependent on Shared Values or Not?

Adele Wilde-Blavatsky | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Wilde-Blavatsky

Is a vegetarian being in a relationship with a meat-eater like a non-smoker being in a relation with a smoker; or an atheist being in relation with a theist; or a woman being in a relationship with a sexist?

Changing Trends Show Many Teens Getting Hooked On E-Cigs

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A new study has revealed shocking trends among young people, with many getting hooked on what researchers call "alcopops of the nicotine world". Th...

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.

This DIY Experiment Will Make You Want To Quit Smoking

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We all know smoking damages our health, but one YouTube user has created a video that really hits the message home. With a DIY science experiment, ...

Scan Shows Damaging Effects Of Smoking On Unborn Babies

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The harmful health effects that smoking has on babies in the womb could be detected using 4D ultrasound scans, new research suggests. Scientists su...

Could The Whole World Stop Smoking By 2040?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK

Leading experts have called for a "turbocharged" global campaign that could lead to a tobacco-free world by 2040. They warn that despite the declin...

This Test Can Tell You When You're Going To Have A Heart Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Wrinkles and the odd grey hair often give away our biological age, but now there may be a new way to detect a person's "heart age." The NHS have la...

First European Country Bans Branded Cigarette Packets

PA | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK

Ireland has become the first country in Europe to pass laws banning branded cigarette packets. Following the example set by Australia, all tobacco pro...

It's Time for a New Political Party to Reform the Law on Cannabis

Paul Birch | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Birch

Over 80 per cent of the population of Britain already believes that the "war on drugs" is failing: innocent people are criminalised, while criminals profit. These are not the hallmarks of a just system.