Smoking

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 ...

Will Wales Lead Public Places E-Cigs Ban?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

Wales could be the first part of the UK to ban smoking e-cigarettes in enclosed public spaces. Welsh health minister Professor Mark Drakeford said ...

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 ...

On Being Called A Nazi

Jemma Wayne | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

It was a revelation this month to discover that calling for tougher curbs on smoking, made me a Nazi. Strike that, it was a surprise when my (admittedly provocative) Huffington Post article received a slew of 'she's a Nazi' comments, when my twitter account was inundated with trolls, when I received hate E-mail...

How Much Does This Increase Your Risk Of Breast Cancer?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you thought smoking was bad, here's another recently discovered fact that will hopefully make you steer well clear from the toxic fumes. Smoking...

More Proof Plain Cigarette Packaging Is A Good Thing

PA | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

Cigarettes in brightly coloured packs are considered to be less harmful than others, a poll suggests prompting health campaigners to renew calls for p...

Cars, Fags and Politicians - What a Drag!

Alan Jackson | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Politics
Alan Jackson

My message to the politicians as a father and founder of an organisation dedicated to healthy lifestyle choices for all, is to put your personal agendas to one side and stop hiding behind the facade of personal choice and liberty and act now to protect those least able to protect themselves.

Tony Benn: The Man Who Made Smoking A Pipe Cool

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Politics

Tony Benn has died, the former Labour MP, has died aged 88. Benn topped many polls during his time and an MP and was regarded as the most popular p...

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...

Cameron Diaz Claims Diet Coke Is More Unhealthy Than Smoking

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Cameron Diaz has come under fire after stating in an interview she believes Diet Coke is more unhealthy than smoking. The actress was promoting her...

Why Smokers Must Be Shamed

Jemma Wayne | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jemma Wayne

People may be happy to be seen as a fun kind of tipsy at a party, but nobody wants to be a drunk-driver.... Playing with our own safety is something that must remain personal choice, but the second it endangers somebody else, anybody else, this is the time for the state, and society, to step in. Smoking anywhere in public must become as unacceptable as drink driving.

E-cigarettes: Make an Informed Choice

Steve Howard | Posted 05.03.2014 | 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.

High-Protein Diet 'As Bad For Health As Smoking, Can Increase Risk Of Cancer'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're on a high-protein diet you might be facing some serious health dangers, according to a recent study. Consuming too much protein can be ju...

Nervous Father-To-Be Arrested For Smoking Cannabis In Delivery Room

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK

A man has been arrested after he was discovered smoking cannabis in a hospital delivery unit as his partner prepared to give birth. David Bastin w...

Number Of Adult Smokers In England Drops Below 20%

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

The number of adults smoking in England has fallen below 20% for the first time in probably 80 years, researchers have said. In a letter to the Britis...

Smoking With Fury, Smoking With Ignorance

Jane Sparrow | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Politics
Jane Sparrow

The 'debate' this week in Parliament regarding smoking in cars with child passengers had me hanging my head in disbelief. We are talking about an activity that puts more than 4,000 chemicals into the air, a number of which are known to cause cancer. Why are we debating it at all... and why are people in our government still opposing it?

Tory MP Anne Main: Why Not Use Fat Calipers On 'Lardy Children'?

PA/The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Politics

If the government enforces proposals to ban adults from smoking in cars with children then it may as well "get out the fat calipers" whenever "lardy c...

Women Who Smoke Significantly Increase Their Risk Of Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, and is the second biggest killer among cancer in women, according to Cancer Research UK. So lis...

The Top Ten Myths About the Ban on Smoking in Cars Carrying Children

Dr Penny Woods | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Penny Woods

"A ban would be the nanny state going too far"? People once described the law against drink-driving as an example of the nanny state going too far, telling people what they could or couldn't do in their own car. Yet most now accept it as sensible. Other than being about protecting children within the car rather than pedestrians and other drivers outside, this law would be exactly the same. And given the number of children it affects, the benefits for the nation's health could be equally if not more dramatic.

Should It Really Be Illegal to Smoke in a Car When You Have a Child in the Car? How Will It Be Enforced and What is Next?

Dr Nicholas M. Almond | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Nicholas M. Almond

Any sensible adult knows that one should not smoke around children and especially when one is in an enclosed space such as a car or even in the same room; however do we really need legal legislation for this? There are a number of issues that we need clarification on, but we also must ask how the police are going to enforce this law?

'Nick Clegg Should Be Utterly Ashamed Of Himself'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has come under fire from Dragons' Den star Duncan Bannatyne for "failing to protect babies and children from smoke inhalation" by refusing ...

Smoking In A Car With Child Present Could Soon Be Banned

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

Smoking in a car when a child is present could soon be illegal after the House OF Lords defeated the Government. Campaigners welcomed the result of th...

Should We Ban Smoking In Cars?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

Labour is seeking to impose a ban on smoking in cars while children are present. Shadow public health minister Luciana Berger said the party intend...

Marlboro Man Dies Of Lung Disease

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK

An actor who portrayed the rugged Marlboro Man in cigarette adverts has died at the age of 72. Eric Lawson died of respiratory failure due to chro...

Marlboro Man Dies Of Lung Disease

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK

An actor who portrayed the rugged Marlboro Man in cigarette adverts has died at the age of 72. Eric Lawson died of respiratory failure due to chro...