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 13.09.2017 | 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 10.08.2017 | 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...

E-cigarettes: Maximising Benefit, Minimising Harm

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

Smoking remains the number one killer in England but people continue to quit and e-cigarettes are now the most popular quitting tool. Clearly e-cigarettes have the potential to help many more people to quit smoking, and we need to embrace that, while minimising any potential harms...

Should We Be Able to Use E-Cigarettes in the Workplace?

Dr Richard Heron | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Richard Heron

Since 1 July 2007 smoking had been banned in all enclosed public and work places in England. There was real disquiet before the legislation - how would it work? The reality is the younger generation of workers probably can't quite imagine a workplace with a designated smoking room, or a smoking carriage on a train. So is it a step backwards to say in some circumstances businesses might introduce a policy that permits e-cigarette use in designated areas?

Mum Launches Petition To Ban Smoking Near Children's Playgrounds

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has launched a petition calling on the government to ban smoking near children’s playgrounds because of the danger of secondhand smoke. Annie ...

Adults Aren't Being Fined For Smoking In Cars With Kids

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Parents

Adults are reportedly not being fined for smoking in cars with children in the back. Legislation introduced in October 2015 states that any driver or ...

These Four Lifestyle Changes Could 'Prevent 250,000 Premature Deaths By 2025'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A quarter of a million people in the UK will die from preventable health conditions by 2025 if current lifestyle habits continue, a new report has sug...

How Will Smoking Affect My Fitness?

Chris Hall | Posted 04.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

Let's start with the obvious... smoking is bad for you! We all know it, it's not a secret, yet every day I bet we all see people walking down the street with a cigarette. Unfortunately, for many people smoking is a very social activity and something it's very difficult to stop.

World No Tobacco Day: Smoking and Mental Illness

Brian Dow | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Brian Dow

People with mental health conditions typically smoke at higher rates and are more heavily addicted than average. Around one third of adult tobacco consumption is by people with a mental health condition. This means that they are much more likely to experience serious health conditions, such as cancer and heart disease, as a result of smoking.

China's Rise in Smoking-Related Deaths Is a Sign of Progress

Tom Bailey | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK
Tom Bailey

According to a study in the Lancet, one in three young Chinese men will die from smoking-related diseases if current trends continue. The study includ...

Pregnant Smokers Warned About Schizophrenia Risk

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Parents

Women who choose to smoke during pregnancy could be increasing their child's risk of developing schizophrenia later in life, a study suggests. Researc...

From Today, Cigarette Packs Will Never Look the Same Again

Daniel Hunt | Posted 20.05.2017 | UK
Daniel Hunt

You might not notice it just yet, but the UK has become the latest country to introduce plain, standardised packaging of cigarettes, along with Australia and France. The switch follows a landmark 'yes' vote in the House of Commons just over a year ago that saw MPs from all parties take a stand against tobacco marketing. And following a final failed legal challenge tobacco companies are no longer allowed to manufacture glitzy packs that evidence shows act as a 'silent salesman' to children. Here's how packs will change:

Would This Cancer Patient's Graphic Selfie Put You Off Smoking?

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Graphic warning: This article contains images of a medical nature. When Mickey Brady was just 14 years old, he started smoking. Despite knowing it wa...

If E-Cigs Help Us De-Cig, What's the Government's Problem?

Sam Lewis-Hargreave | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Lewis-Hargreave

The UK Royal College of Physicians have published a new report reiterating e-cigs' use as a quitting tool. However, legislators all over the world are falling over themselves to regulate e-cigarettes into e-blivion, even though the science doesn't always back them up.

Pregnant Smokers Paid £230 To Quit

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Parents

Pregnant women in France will be offered money to quit smoking, as part of a trial to see if financial incentives help motivate smokers to kick the ha...

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 16.04.2017 | 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!).