How Will Smoking Affect My Fitness?

Chris Hall | Posted 03.06.2016 | 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 01.06.2016 | 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 24.05.2016 | 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 20.05.2016 | 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 11.05.2016 | 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 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...