Smoking

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...

This Is The Shocking Effect Smoking Can Have On The Body

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you've been thinking about quitting smoking, the interactive infographic below may give you the final bit of motivation you need. As you scroll ...

E-cigarettes: What We Know

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

Are e-cigarettes safe? Will they help me to quit smoking? Will they harm my kids or encourage them to smoke? These are important questions. And because e-cigarettes have become popular so fast, from being virtually unheard of to 2.6million British users in under ten years, we need to answer them.

Police Chief Says He Won't Do Much To Enforce Today's New Smoking Ban

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK

A senior police chief has admitted a ban on smoking in cars with children is unlikely to be aggressively enforced. Mick Creedon, Derbyshire's poli...

Smoking Ban In Cars: The Hidden Effects Of Passive Smoke On Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Parents

Smoking in a vehicle with children under 18 will be illegal from Thursday 1 October 2015, in a move that aims to protect children from the dangers of ...

A Driving Force for Good: the Ban on Smoking in Cars Carrying Children

Dr Penny Woods | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Penny Woods

Every week nearly half a million children are exposed to second-hand smoke in their family car in England and Wales. That's the equivalent of almost 15,000 classrooms full of kids being exposed to quantities of polluted air that not even Volkswagen would try and cover up.

Stoptober Gives You the Support You Need to Quit

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

Now a regular fixture on the calendar, Stoptober sets you the challenge of staying smokefree for 28 days. This is important because if you make it through to the end of the month you are five times more likely to give up for good.

Get E-Cigarettes On The NHS, Health Officials Urge

PA | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK

Government health officials want to see GPs able to prescribe e-cigarettes on the NHS, they said today as they published a review that said vaping is ...

E-Cigarettes 'Not Encouraging Youngsters To Smoke'

PA | By Harriet Line, Press Association | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Electronic cigarettes are not encouraging young people to take up smoking, research by a health charity has shown. Ash (Action on Smoking and Healt...

Three Million Reasons to Quit

Jane Ellison | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Politics
Jane Ellison

Every year, three million children are exposed to second hand smoke in a car. And every week, 200 of these children are made so unwell that they have to visit their GP with health complaints that are entirely preventable.

Smoking During Pregnancy Could Affect Children In Strange Way

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Parents

Women who smoke during pregnancy could increase the risk of their children committing crimes, according to a new study. Research involving 5,000 Au...