Smoking

Seven Shocking Health Statistics

Realbuzz.com | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Realbuzz.com

Green Giant, one in 10 parents in Britain believe that drinking cola counts towards their five recommended portions of fruit and veg. Not only that, one in 10 of those surveyed also believed that chips contributed to the five-a-day health campaign, while one in five thought that fruit-flavoured sweets counted towards this target.

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

Hilary Wardle | Posted 18.08.2014 | 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 14.08.2014 | 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.

Wife Is 'Unprincipled Because She Smokes,' Says Heavy-Smoking Bigamist

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK

A Muslim bigamist who smokes heavily told a family court judge that his estranged Muslim "wife" was not "principled" - because she smoked. He told ...

The Scarecrows' Puffing

Matt Zitron | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Zitron

With kids' books you have to find the age dependant sweet spot that's got story, but isn't too long, and isn't so annoying that reading it twice a day for months won't drive you to suicide. Luckily there's a fantastic range of publishers, and with picture books you're not dogged branded stuff (that hits later when they like Marvel, DC and Turtles.)

What Is Vaping?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

More and more smokers are turning to electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) to get their nicotine fix. In fact 'vaping', as the pastime is affectiona...

Number Of Schoolchildren Smoking, Drinking And Doing Drugs Is Lowest Rate For A Decade

The Huffington Post UK | Jess Edwards | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The number of schoolchildren smoking, drinking and doing drugs is the lowest rate for 10 years, a new survey has revealed. The figures, released on...

Tory MP's Wimbledon Jolly Paid For By Tobacco Company

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.07.2014 | UK Politics

A Tory MP received tickets to the Wimbledon Men's final worth £1,600 from a tobacco company. Conservative Mark Field watched Djokovic triumph over...

Widow Of Lung Cancer Victim Awarded HUGE Damages From Tobacco Firm

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK

A US cigarette company has been ordered to pay the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer $23.6 billion (£13.8 billion) in punitive damages....

Pregnant Josie Is Smoking & Drinking Because She Is 'Disappointed' About Baby's Sex

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK

Mother-to-be Josie Cunningham was so disappointed on learning the sex of her unborn baby she has taken up drinking and smoking with great gusto. T...

Pregnant Josie Cunningham Wants NHS Help To Kick 20 Cigarettes A Day Habit

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Pregnant Josie Is Smoking & Drinking Because She Is 'Disappointed' About Baby's Sex Pregnant Josie Cunningham is vowing to kick her heavy s...

A Toddler. Smoking. Really...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK

A video of a toddler smoking a cigarette in China has caused outrage online. The clip shows a boy of about two or three dragging on the cigarette a...

This Will Increase Your Risk Of Lung Cancer

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

BRCA2, the defective gene linked to breast cancer and ovarian cancer, has now found to play a role in people who develop lung cancer. One in four ...

This Clever Calculator Can Tell You When You'll Die

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all know that smoking, having a poor diet, drinking excessive alcohol and skipping exercise is bad for our health - but do you know just many days ...

VIDEO: Deadbeat Dad Teaches Toddler To Smoke (While His Mum Giggles In The Background)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK

Vile footage of a toddler puffing on a cigarette under the apparent guidance of his father has gone viral. The footage - thought to be from Russia...

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 24.05.2014 | 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 13.05.2014 | 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...