Smoking

E-Cigarettes Not 'Absolutely Safe' But Beneficial For Public Health

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The health benefits of e-cigarettes have been at the centre of debate for some time. Now, experts have said that despite them not being "absolutely s...

E-Cigs - Gateway Drug or Quit Aid?

Kylie Barton | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Barton

The e-cig has sky-rocketed in popularity - cool looking vape-shops now litter most high streets. It is like the time before we knew how bad cigs were for us, glitzy advertising, alluring packaging, a variety of delicious flavours - all of which appeal to the rebellious teen (or apparently infant!).

This Is The Biggest Thing Making People With Mental Health Conditions Die Early

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For years we've known that people with mental health conditions die 10-20 years earlier on average than the general population. Now, scientists have i...

Almost Half Of Women Who Quit Smoking While Pregnant 'Start Again After Birth'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We all know smoking can have a negative impact on our own health and the health of those around us. But a new study has shown that almost half of wom...

Scientists Reveal The Best Way To Quit Smoking

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you're trying to give up smoking the best way to do it is to go "cold turkey", a new study has found. Scientists from Oxford University found that ...

The Best Ways To Help A Partner Quit Smoking (And The Worst)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We all know smoking has a negative impact on health, so if your partner smokes and you don't, it can be frustrating to say the least. But a new stu...

Why It's Never Too Late to Quit Smoking

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

The best way to reduce smoking among young people is to reduce smoking in the world around them, helping adults to quit so that smoking is no longer the norm. It is never too late to quit, and the benefits of doing so reach far beyond your own health and wellbeing, it will make a difference for future generations.

Tobacco Lobbyists Puff-Up eCigarette Prices

Rob Comley | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Politics
Rob Comley

Whilst reading the paper on yesterday morning's commute into work, you may have been amazed to read plans of a tax hike from Brussels which will send ...

This Leaves Me Fuming

Nicky Rogers | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nicky Rogers

The very idea that funding for Stop Smoking Services may be considered an 'optional extra' leaves me fuming, and I'll tell you why...

Films With Smoking Should Have Adult Rating, Warns WHO

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Parents

Films with scenes containing people smoking should be given an adult rating, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. In a statement, the or...

Just a Smoker's Cough? COPD Blights More Than One Million Lives

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

It's surprising how few people know about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is the name for a collection of debilitating lung diseases including chronic bronchitis and emphysema that get progressively worse. Smoking is the main preventable risk factor for COPD and is thought to be responsible for 86% of deaths from the disease.

15 Things Smokers Do When 'Giving Up' That Bore Us To Tears

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 02.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Another year, another barrage of 'New Year, New Me' crap to wade through. As if the winter chill and post-Christmas hangover isn't enough for us t...

E-Cigarettes 'No Better' Than Smoking Tobacco

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

E-cigarettes could be "no better" for health than smoking tobacco, scientists have warned. A new study has shown that vapour from the devices can ...

Smokers Urged To Take 'Smoker's Cough' Seriously

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Smokers are being urged not to dismiss early warning signs of lung disease as a "smoker's cough" in a new TV ad. The campaign, created by Public He...

Majority Of Cancers Caused By Lifestyle Factors, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The majority of cancers are caused by lifestyle and environmental factors such as smoking, drinking alcohol and air pollution, a new study has found. ...

PMQs: David Cameron Lets Slip He's Still A Smoker

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron today let slip he is still an occasional smoker, admitting he has only quit cigarettes “relatively successfully”. In Prime Minist...

These Six Lifestyle Factors Could Lead To An Early Grave

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're looking to live a long and healthy life, then you might want to take note of six lifestyle factors that scientists believe could cut it shor...

Smoking Ages The Brain, But It Can Be Reversed. Here's How...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's widely known that smoking ages your skin. But now, research has shed a light on how it ages the brain. Smoking has been found to accelerate br...

This May Be Why You Want To Smoke When You've Been Drinking

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Does your personal ban on smoking go out the window as soon as you've had a drink? Reaching for a cigarette after drinking alcohol is not an uncomm...

Meat's as Much of a Drag on our Health as Tobacco

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

Even if the government pushed for warning labels on meat and dairy products only half as hard as it pushes for plain-packaging on cigarettes, more people would realise that tobacco isn't the only cancer-causing thing you can put in your mouth - and hopefully take that warning to heart.

If Meat-Eaters Were Treated Like Smokers

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Comedy

A recent study has suggested that processed meats such as sausages and bacon may pose "the same cancer risk as cigarettes". The World Health Organi...

My Chemical Romance: A Battle Against Nicotine Addiction

Kirsteen O'Sullivan | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsteen O'Sullivan

I really can't believe I am writing this as an ex-addict. I am very proud to say that nicotine is firmly in my past, though there'll always be a part of me that will yearn for it. I will always be a smoker, even though I'll never touch a cigarette again.

Sympathy for the Devil: Would A Wise Man Smoke?

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

As an artist, cigarettes have helped me write and paint. The absolute in the non-smoking argument is that cigarettes kill. Well, walking my hound along a busy road today, my lungs weren't exactly feeling fine and dandy as I consumed vast amounts of diesel and petrol fumes.

Toddler Forced To Drink Beer And Smoke Cigarettes In Horrific Footage

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK

Fury has swept the internet after video footage of two men encouraging a toddler to smoke cigarettes and drink beer appeared online. The child can...

More Than 70,000 Pregnancies Affected By Mum Smoking: Advice On Quitting

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Parents

More than 70,000 pregnancies are affected by mums-to-be smoking in Britain every year, research reveals. Smoking during pregnancy is causing around...