Smoking

These Three Simple Lifestyle Changes Could Extend Your Life By Seven Years Or More

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you don’t smoke, are not obese and you consume alcohol moderately, you can expect to live an extra seven years longer than the general population...

Vaping Potentially As Harmful As Tobacco Cigarettes, Says Study

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Tech

The global e-cigarette market is set to be worth $32 billion by 2021, and with the UK share reaching almost $6 billion, this alternative to tobacco ci...

Smoking 'Light' Cigarettes Linked To Most Common Form Of Lung Cancer

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Smoking “light” cigarettes with ventilated filters could make people more vulnerable to the most common form of lung cancer, scientists have said....

If You Smoke E-Cigarettes, Do You Know How TPD Will Affect You?

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Johnson

Significant changes (stipulated by the EU) to the vaping industry were put into place last May, allowing a year's transition before the whole industry had to fully comply. And as of 20 May 2017, those who have come to rely on vaping as a means to make it through the day, might be in for a bit of a shock.

Smoking Still Causes One In 10 Deaths Worldwide

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

More than one in 10 deaths worldwide (equivalent to 6.4 million deaths per year) are caused by smoking, new figures suggest. Half of these deaths occu...

E-Cigarettes: A Blessing Or A Curse?

Stuart Gale | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Gale

There have been a number of conflicting reports on the health implications of smoking e-cigarettes. In spite of a Public Health England review finding that they are 95% safer than traditional cigarettes and are an effective quitting aid, the wider health implications for smokers and non-smokers alike, are unknown.

80% Of Children Do Not Wake Up To The Sound Of Smoke Alarms

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Parents

Although there is no doubt that smoke alarms help to save lives, a study has shown that domestic smoke alarms fail to wake up 80% of sleeping children...

Pregnant Women To Get Up To £260 Shopping Vouchers For Giving Up Smoking

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Parents

Pregnant women are being rewarded with up to £260 shopping vouchers if they successfully quit smoking in a pilot scheme. Mums-to-be in Stoke-on-Tren...

Using E-Cigarettes Is 'Far Safer Than Smoking'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have claimed using e-cigarettes is “far safer than smoking” after analysing the saliva and urine of long-term users for the first time....

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.