Smoking

A Psychologist's Confession: I'm Not Interested in What You're Thinking

Karen Pine | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

My lack of interest stems from the fact that what you're thinking has little to do with how you will behave. Sure, what you're thinking will affect how you're feeling. But it will barely connect with what you do. And what I'm really interested in is behaviour.

This Woman Is Doing Something Not Seen In A TV Ad For 49 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK

The first advert to show people smoking for nearly 50 years are airing air on British television today. A commercial for e-cigarette brand VIP will...

Why Do We Find It Hard to Stop Smoking? - How to Stop Smoking in Three Simple Steps

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

How do you quit? Does it come down to a matter of trying everything in the hope that something works, or is there a way that we can train our mind?

How To Make Sure Your E-Cigarette Doesn't Start A Fire

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Fire officers who have seen a rise in reported incidents caused by e-cigarettes have issued advice on how to use the cigarette replacements safely. ...

Vaping-No Spliffs or Butts

Jim Sherifi | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jim Sherifi

I confess. I have a vice. I should have a dunce's hat placed on my head and be paraded in public before a jeering crowd of the righteous and worthy. I have battled my demons and failed. I am a smoker.

It's Not Just Smoking That Ages Your Body...

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking sugary soft drinks could speed up biological ageing as much as smoking, according to a recent study. The findings, from an analysis of tho...

Why Not Add Nicotine to Cornflakes? It Would Boost the Economy

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Advertising addictive chemicals is an oddity. There are few products out there that are licensed and taxed and advertised that are specifically designed to inhibit the users ability to control themselves. Apart from alcohol of course but hey.

15 Undeniable Facts About Smoking

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you've been living under a rock, then you might be unaware that the month of October is dedicated to quitting smoking. Stoptober, as it's otherwise...

Nothing To See Here, Just A 9-Year-Old Smoker Asking For A Lighter

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It's not every day a 9-year boy old walks around the local town with a fag in their hand. But that's exactly what happened when Jenson accosted strang...

Stoptober: Why Involving Business Is Key

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

Stoptober is under way: a national challenge to all smokers to quit and stay smoke-free for the month of October. It's the first step to stopping for good, because people who can get through the first tough weeks are far more likely to give up the habit permanently.

Stop Smoking? Well, I Will Quit, Only If I Don't Have To

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Smoking is seen ( by smokers) as a symbol of freedom, personal choice and a basic human right and the moment you tut at them to stop, all hell breaks loose. The more you tell them to quit the more they will smoke and that's a fact.

Farage Thinks Plain Cigarette Packaging Is 'Utterly Bloody Barmy'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Politics

Cigarette plain packaging is "utterly bloody barmy", Nigel Farage has insisted as he disclosed he asks shop assistants for defunct brands for "a bit o...

Mid-Life Health Affects Your Risk of Dementia

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

A staggering fact: if a person dies at 80 with Alzheimer's, the disease may have started in their brain at age 45. Fascinating and frightening as this fact may be, it shows that there's no stronger incentive than to improve your health as you move through the middle years of your life.

This Is Officially The Worst Bedroom Habit...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's nothing worse than slipping into bed and feeling crumbs rolling around beneath the sheets. Now, national research has revealed that eating in ...

E-Cigarettes 'Could Save Thousands Of Lives'

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Experts have revealed that tens of thousands of lives could be saved every year if British smokers made one small switch. The solution? Swapping c...

E-Cigarettes Could Act As Gateway Drug To Cocaine

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With an estimated 2.1 million e-cigarette users in the UK, you could say that vaping is rather en trend. But while e-cigarettes may be designed to...

This Video Of Healthy Vs Smoker's Lung Will Make You Quit For Good

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're addicted to smoking, this video may provide the final push you need to quit your unhealthy (and oh so expensive) habit for good. The bel...

Seven Shocking Health Statistics

Realbuzz.com | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Realbuzz.com

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 15.10.2014 | 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 14.10.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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...