A Challenge for All of You Unconscious Smokers Out There ..

Michael Carthy | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Carthy

One thing that it seems is impossible to avoid on the streets of London, is the smokers. They really are everywhere and having a break away really brought this home for me. After returning to London it didn't take long to feel that all too familiar wave of disgust as the toxic, pernicious carbon monoxide invaded my space again.

When Opposites Attract: Are Successful Relationships Dependent on Shared Values or Not?

Adele Wilde-Blavatsky | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Wilde-Blavatsky

Is a vegetarian being in a relationship with a meat-eater like a non-smoker being in a relation with a smoker; or an atheist being in relation with a theist; or a woman being in a relationship with a sexist?

Changing Trends Show Many Teens Getting Hooked On E-Cigs

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A new study has revealed shocking trends among young people, with many getting hooked on what researchers call "alcopops of the nicotine world". Th...

Smoking Is Cool But It Will Kill You

Nicole Ettinger | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nicole Ettinger

Terrified of flying, I was delighted when the plane back from Thailand landed safely at Heathrow. I darted for the exit and began to rummage through my bag in search of a lighter and cigarettes to celebrate survival, but then I remembered that promise to myself, to stay alive longer.

This DIY Experiment Will Make You Want To Quit Smoking

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We all know smoking damages our health, but one YouTube user has created a video that really hits the message home. With a DIY science experiment, ...

Scan Shows Damaging Effects Of Smoking On Unborn Babies

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The harmful health effects that smoking has on babies in the womb could be detected using 4D ultrasound scans, new research suggests. Scientists su...

Could The Whole World Stop Smoking By 2040?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK

Leading experts have called for a "turbocharged" global campaign that could lead to a tobacco-free world by 2040. They warn that despite the declin...

This Test Can Tell You When You're Going To Have A Heart Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Wrinkles and the odd grey hair often give away our biological age, but now there may be a new way to detect a person's "heart age." The NHS have la...

First European Country Bans Branded Cigarette Packets

PA | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK

Ireland has become the first country in Europe to pass laws banning branded cigarette packets. Following the example set by Australia, all tobacco pro...

It's Time for a New Political Party to Reform the Law on Cannabis

Paul Birch | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Birch

Over 80 per cent of the population of Britain already believes that the "war on drugs" is failing: innocent people are criminalised, while criminals profit. These are not the hallmarks of a just system.

11 Myths about Quitting Smoking

Karen Pine | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

With the UK's National No Smoking Day less than a month away, if you're planning to give up on that day you need to start preparing now. Don't be fooled by some of these myths about quitting smoking and you can be smoke-free next month!

Protecting Children From Second-Hand Smoke

Paul Burstow | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Burstow

Protecting children from harm is an obligation both on parents and families and wider society. Protecting children from passive smoking in cars was up for debate today in Parliament. Liberal Democrats have been at the fore in arguing the case for banning smoking in cars and today Parliament voted to implement the new Smokefree (private vehicles) regulations 2015...

North East Has Record Number Of Young Smokers According to Researchers

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Siobhan Morgan | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Areas of North East England have been highlighted as among the worst areas in the country for smoking rates among young people, according to new resea...

Plain Packaging: A Victory for Freedom and Democracy

Jonathan Young | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Young

As an ex-drinker, I still look at a bottle of Old Speckled Hen with feelings of nostalgia, as it links to a time when I was in a pub with friends after a hard day's work. Plain packaging will remove this link and (in my opinion) will undoubtedly lead to a drop in smoking rates.

After U-Turns on U-Turns, the Government Must Now Honour Their Promise on Standardised Packaging of Tobacco

Luciana Berger | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Politics
Luciana Berger

Why has it taken so long for the Government to reach this point? It has been years since the idea was first proposed and it was almost a year ago that MPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of it. In that time, over 200,000 children would have smoked their first cigarette - the delay is inexcusable.

How Vaping Could Pose A Higher Cancer Risk Than Smoking

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An estimated 2.1 million people use e-cigarettes in the UK, but if you thought vaping was a healthier alternative to smoking you may want to think aga...

Love Smoking? Don't Read This Then!

Malminder Gill | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

Smoking is known to cause a lot of physical transformations and is known to ruin the outside appearance of the person. If you want to know about some of the ways smoking can ruin your looks then you might want to check this out.

Smoke Rollies? This Advert Of Rotting Flesh Might Make You Quit

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Warning: Graphic Images A new anti-smoking advertising campaign depicting a burning cigarette as decaying flesh and tissue is to be aired in a bid ...

This Could Be Spliffing News For Cannabis Lovers

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The first legal cannabis e-cigarette could soon be landing on British soil. And when we say soon, we mean next Thursday - or so say the Metro. The...

Why Vaping Could Really Help Smokers Kick The Habit

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Smokers who are struggling to kick the habit should try "vaping", as they are more likely to stop smoking completely or, at the very least, cut down, ...

Smoking May Cause Cancer In More Men Than Women. Here's Why...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Smoking could be far worse health-wise for men than women, according to research published in the journal, Science. The study found that smoking pu...

E-Cigarettes Start Kids Nice And Young

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

This is good news for the tobacco companies who are looking to sustain their business model and have cleverly introduced vaping as the acceptable face of nicotine addiction. If it doesn't do any harm then what's the problem?

Lose Weight, Ditch Fags - Or No Routine NHS Operation

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Quitting smoking and losing weight are among the most common New Year's resolutions, but some in UK may be forced to change their habits sooner than p...

Why We Want to Put Ourselves Out of Business... And End Addiction

John Dicey | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
John Dicey

Our single stated aim when it came to curing the world of smoking was to effectively put ourselves out of business - by curing all the smokers in the world. To really achieve our aim we do need governments to engage with us. With one eye on their treasury coffers one wonders whether there's a government out there genuinely interested in eradicating addiction.

The Lifestyle Implications of Your Social Network

Sophie Dundovic | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Dundovic

Human beings are social animals. This is something we've known for a long time, but often neglect in practice. Maintaining our social interactions is a fundamental human need, and consequently holds many undervalued benefits to our health, our well-being and our economic prosperity.