Smoking

E-cigarettes: Make an Informed Choice

Steve Howard | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Howard

Electronic cigarette use is rising, with Action on Smoking and Health estimating that there are now 1.3 million current users of e-cigarettes in the UK. This number is almost entirely made up of current and ex-smokers, with perhaps as many as 400,000 people having replaced smoking with e-cigarette use.

High-Protein Diet 'As Bad For Health As Smoking, Can Increase Risk Of Cancer'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're on a high-protein diet you might be facing some serious health dangers, according to a recent study. Consuming too much protein can be ju...

Nervous Father-To-Be Arrested For Smoking Cannabis In Delivery Room

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK

A man has been arrested after he was discovered smoking cannabis in a hospital delivery unit as his partner prepared to give birth. David Bastin w...

Number Of Adult Smokers In England Drops Below 20%

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

The number of adults smoking in England has fallen below 20% for the first time in probably 80 years, researchers have said. In a letter to the Britis...

Smoking With Fury, Smoking With Ignorance

Jane Sparrow | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Politics
Jane Sparrow

The 'debate' this week in Parliament regarding smoking in cars with child passengers had me hanging my head in disbelief. We are talking about an activity that puts more than 4,000 chemicals into the air, a number of which are known to cause cancer. Why are we debating it at all... and why are people in our government still opposing it?

Tory MP Anne Main: Why Not Use Fat Calipers On 'Lardy Children'?

PA/The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Politics

If the government enforces proposals to ban adults from smoking in cars with children then it may as well "get out the fat calipers" whenever "lardy c...

Women Who Smoke Significantly Increase Their Risk Of Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, and is the second biggest killer among cancer in women, according to Cancer Research UK. So lis...

The Top Ten Myths About the Ban on Smoking in Cars Carrying Children

Dr Penny Woods | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Penny Woods

"A ban would be the nanny state going too far"? People once described the law against drink-driving as an example of the nanny state going too far, telling people what they could or couldn't do in their own car. Yet most now accept it as sensible. Other than being about protecting children within the car rather than pedestrians and other drivers outside, this law would be exactly the same. And given the number of children it affects, the benefits for the nation's health could be equally if not more dramatic.

Should It Really Be Illegal to Smoke in a Car When You Have a Child in the Car? How Will It Be Enforced and What is Next?

Dr Nicholas M. Almond | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Nicholas M. Almond

Any sensible adult knows that one should not smoke around children and especially when one is in an enclosed space such as a car or even in the same room; however do we really need legal legislation for this? There are a number of issues that we need clarification on, but we also must ask how the police are going to enforce this law?

'Nick Clegg Should Be Utterly Ashamed Of Himself'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has come under fire from Dragons' Den star Duncan Bannatyne for "failing to protect babies and children from smoke inhalation" by refusing ...

Smoking In A Car With Child Present Could Soon Be Banned

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

Smoking in a car when a child is present could soon be illegal after the House OF Lords defeated the Government. Campaigners welcomed the result of th...

Should We Ban Smoking In Cars?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

Labour is seeking to impose a ban on smoking in cars while children are present. Shadow public health minister Luciana Berger said the party intend...

Marlboro Man Dies Of Lung Disease

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK

An actor who portrayed the rugged Marlboro Man in cigarette adverts has died at the age of 72. Eric Lawson died of respiratory failure due to chro...

Marlboro Man Dies Of Lung Disease

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK

An actor who portrayed the rugged Marlboro Man in cigarette adverts has died at the age of 72. Eric Lawson died of respiratory failure due to chro...

E-Cigarette Ban For Children

PA | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK

The Government is to introduce new legislation to ban under-18s from buying electronic cigarettes. The Coalition also plans to make it illegal for ...

Smoking & Stress During Pregnancy Raises Chances Of Having Gay Children Claims Dutch Neuroscientist

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Smoking during pregnancy can affect the sexuality of an unborn child, a Dutch neuroscientist has claimed in a controversial new book. Levels of st...

Jennifer Saunders Can Smoke If She Likes, The Fact That She's Had Cancer Is Irrelevant

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

This is simply the work of a surly photographer imposing into another celebrity's private life; the photograph was taken on a backstreet while Jennifer was shopping with a friend, she didn't spark up live on stage or television. Celebrity or otherwise, how Jennifer deals with her post-cancer recovery is her business. And hers alone.

LOOK: Would This Advert Make You Quit Smoking?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Inhaling dangerous chemicals in cigarettes, including arsenic and cyanide, damages major organs and increases the risk of stroke and dementia, a new s...

The Look of Love and a New Year Resolution

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

I recently discussed the topic of love and the many different types thereof on my weekly radio show. I was quite alarmed to discover that there are more than fifteen recognised forms of love. I see only one.

This Is Why You Shouldn't Smoke While Trying To Steal Fuel

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK

A man who was allegedly trying to steal fuel from parked cars while smoking a cigarette set himself and a number of vehicles on fire, police say. ...

600 Under-16s Take Up Smoking Every Day In The UK, Research Suggests

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Almost 600 under-16s take up smoking every single day in the UK, research suggests. In just one year there were 207,000 new child smokers, accordin...

WATCH: 'Mad Men' Without Smoking

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Comedy

In which Ellen DeGeneres and her team celebrate the Great American Smokeout by imagining what 'Mad Men' would be like without cigarettes - with very s...

The Man Who Doesn't Want to Go Home, a Feast of Mushrooms

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

There's an elderly lady I see every day with her irascible hound, Louis. The lady hobbles along with her cane and her willful companion often threatens to pull her over. The lady's husband died exactly a year ago.

Twin Photo Study Shows How Smoking Causes Premature Ageing

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Let's not start Stoptober with preachy facts. We could throw facts at you until the cows come home, but why use numbers when a picture can say a thous...

Battling Temptation With Music Motivation

Dr Alexandra Lamont | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Alexandra Lamont

It has been suggested that there are seven different ways that music makes people feel things. Some of these are very immediate and common to all, like the brainstem response to sound, the potential for synchronising activity to the rhythms of music, or the emotional contagion of the emotions expressed in the music.