Smoking

This Anti-Smoking Advert Coughs When Smokers Walk Past

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A digital billboard is encouraging smokers to quit by coughing every time someone walks past with a lit cigarette. The advert, created by Swedish phar...

Why Today's Kids Can Be The Most Health-Conscious Yet

Trevor Hardy | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Parents
Trevor Hardy

This generation has already set the pace by drinking and smoking less than ever before. But with the rise of obesity it is now time for young people (and their parents) to take hold of the opportunities they have and create a truly healthy life.

Governments To Introduce Super Tax On Tobacco Industry

David Green | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Politics
David Green

Now there's a positive headline to begin 2017! Cigarettes are the most effective killing machine on the planet. Something radical has to be done to ...

E-Cigarettes Found To Be A 'Cost-Effective Way To Help Smokers Quit'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

E-cigarettes provide a “cost-effective” way of helping people to quit smoking, new analysis has found. The research, from Dublin’s Health Inform...

Number Of Kids Drinking Alcohol Drops To Lowest Level Since Records Began

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Parents

The number of children drinking alcohol under the age of 16 is the lowest its been since records began. The 2014/15 Health Survey for England (HSE) fo...

112-Year-Old Woman Has Smoked 30 Cigarettes Each Day For The Past 95 Years

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

At 112 years old, Batuli Lamichhane is one of the oldest people in the world. But despite her apparent good health, the centenarian has one surprising...

Personalised Cigarette Warnings Are The Stocking Filler For The Loved One You Want To Quit Smoking

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re a non-smoker, chances are you’ll have felt concerned about the health of a loved one who is a smoker. So why not pop a personalised hea...

How E-Cigarettes Can Help You Stop Smoking And Live A Longer Life

Matthew Finch | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Finch

On average, smokers in the UK smoke eleven cigarettes a day . If we apply that to the model confirmed by the BMJ, then, we see that smokers lose around two hours per day, or roughly thirty days a year. Conversely, when applied to ex-smokers, the maths show a more positive outcome: Every twelve years, non-smokers can extend their life expectancy by one year.

How To Replace Smoking With Vaping... And Then Quit Altogether

Adam Manuel | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Manuel

In 2015 Public Health England published a review stating that vaporizers were 95% less harmful than cigarettes. Afterwards NHS Smoke Free started to a...

Looking Back On Six Things Smoking Took From Me On World COPD Day

Margaret Storey | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Margaret Storey

Today is the awareness day for a condition I have lived with for around 17 years called Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD is a life-long condition that makes it difficult to empty air out of your lungs because the airways have been narrowed. Though you've probably never heard of it, around 1.2m people in the UK are diagnosed.

Health Charity Welcomes News That Just One Person Has Been Fined For Smoking In A Car With Kids

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Parents

Just one person in the UK has been fined for smoking in a car with a child, since it was made illegal a year ago, according to an investigation by the...

Smoking Actually Alters Your DNA, Permanently

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists have discovered that smoking doesn’t just damage your body, it fundamentally alters it, right down to your DNA. In a study analysing thou...

E-cigarettes 'Can Help Prevent Weight Gain In Smokers Trying To Quit'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

People who are worried about weight gain after quitting smoking should try electronic cigarettes, according to a new study. Researchers discovered th...

Fear Of Gaining Weight Delays Smokers From Quitting For Years

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We all know smoking is bad for our health, but a new study has found half of smokers delay quitting because they worry they’ll gain weight as a resu...

Pensioner Turns 102, Despite Smoking For 75 Years

SWNS | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A hardy centenarian has reached the incredible age of 102 - despite drinking and smoking. Maysie Strang smoked 20 cigarettes a day for 75 years, but ...

My Toxic Relationship Goes Up In Smoke

Samantha Walsh | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Walsh

I can clearly remember the first cigarette I ever smoked: a Silk Cut, purchased as a pack of ten between a gaggle of my closest school friends and I in the summer of '91; lit with a pink-tipped match, hands shaking with a heady mixture of adrenaline, anticipation - and a dash of fear.

Smoking Leaves A Footprint On Your DNA, Even After You Quit

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Tech

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health, but scientists have now revealed that smoking leaves a ‘footprint’ on your DNA that stays long...

This Is The E-Cigarette Flavour That Is Worst For Your Health

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The most toxic electronic cigarette flavouring has been revealed - and it’s bad news for berry fans. Scientists from Roswell Park Cancer Institute d...

Smoking Rates Across England The Lowest On Record As Nation Prepares For 'Stoptober'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The amount of people who smoke in England is now the lowest on record, new figures from Public Health England (PHE) suggest. The report found that 16....

E-Cigarettes Linked To Successful Attempts At Quitting Smoking

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

People who smoke e-cigarettes are more likely to successfully quit smoking, research suggests. A new study published in the BMJ found the growth in us...

Vaping: A Viable Quitting Method Or A Trendy Hobby?

Adam Manuel | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Manuel

However, nobody is claiming that e-cigs are healthy; they're simply claiming that they are a healthier alternative to tobacco smoking. Therefore, we shouldn't be fearing e-cigs, but using them to our advantage.

Vaping As Bad For Heart Health As Smoking Cigarettes, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Electronic cigarettes could be as harmful to the heart as smoking regular cigarettes, scientists have warned. Their study found that an average vaping...

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...