Canadian PSA Explores Bad Social Habits

Jonathan Heath | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Tech
Jonathan Heath

This week I have been made aware of two PSAs. The first and the main subject of this article is from the Ontario Ministry Of Health and deals with that most maligned of habits - smoking - and in particular the somewhat unjustifiable modern trend of 'social smoking'. The second is a film from Serbia highlighting the effects of domestic violence.

Stop Smoking And Lose Weight

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

People in relationships want their partners to lose weight and stop smoking in a bid to improve their health, according to a survey. Over half (59%...

Shock At Huge Rise In Number Of Child Smokers

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK

The number of children who have taken up smoking has risen by 50,000 in just one year, research suggests. About 207,000 children aged 11 to 15 star...

How to Save 36,815 Lives a Year

Joe Williams | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Politics
Joe Williams

We can no longer ignore this problem: both central and local government must now act to ensure people can chose to exercise as part of their normal day far more often and make walking and cycling the safest, easiest and most enjoyable way to travel around their community.

1 In 10 Smokers Are "Desperate" To Give Up

PA | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

One in 10 smokers are "desperate" to give up, a poll suggests. A survey, conducted on behalf of the British Heart Foundation's 30th annual No Smoki...

Cigarette Giant's Anti-Plain Packaging Advert Banned For Being Misleading

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

An anti-plain packaging campaign advert placed in national newspapers by one of the biggest tobacco giants has been banned after it was found to have ...

Why Is There Still a No Smoking Day?

Maura Gillespie | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maura Gillespie

While the amount of people who smoke had been going steadily down since the fifties, in the last six years that decline has stalled. Although nearly two out of three want to quit and one in ten tell us they're 'desperate' to get rid of their addiction, around 20% of the UK still smoke.

Safer Alternative to Cigarettes to Be Banned by EU

Janice Atkinson | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Politics
Janice Atkinson

I am the most fervent anti-smoker and anything that stops people puffing on the filthy cancer sticks is great by me. I have never touched a cigarette so I am not a reformed holier-than-thou ex-smoker. Yet, I find that the EU is interfering again by trying to regulate e-cigarettes.

Could The UK Be About To Introduce Plain Packaging For Cigarettes?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK

Could plain packaging for cigarettes be more than just smoke without fire? The move is set to be announced in the Queen's speech in May, according ...

Lent: Ten Ways to Break Bad Habits | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If you've been promising yourself that you're going to ditch a bad habit for a while but have never quite got around to doing so, it could be time to take the plunge. To help ensure your success and make the process a little less painless, check out these ten ways to break bad habits.

No, You Cannot Borrow a Cigarette

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Shepherd

The biggest annoyance of a smoker is the social smoker. Yes we have all encountered them at some point during our smoking life, a non-smoker who has had too much to drink and thinks they will look 'cool' with a ciggie hanging out of their mouth.

Are Europeans Turning Away From Smoking?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

Tobacco giant Imperial Tobacco claimed on Wednesday that the legal European cigarette market had shrunk by 7%. However, a black market for tobacco ...

Women More Likely To Die From Smoking

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Women smokers are far more likely to be killed by their habit today than they were in the 1960s, a major study has found. The increased risk greatl...

Passive Smoking Could 'Increase Dementia Risk'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Inhaling second-hand smoke could increase the risk of developing severe dementia later in life, a study has found. Passive smoking has been linked ...

How I Stopped Smoking

Luke Dale-Harris | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Dale-Harris

This is a revenge tragedy, not The Shawshank Redemption. After years of dependency I finally came to terms with the fact that my life partner was trying to kill me, so, like any man with a shred of dignity, I got in there first, sending it under before it could do the same to me.

Shocking Anti-Smoking Advert Shows Cancerous Tumour On Cigarette

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A stop smoking campaign which shows a tumour growing from a cigarette will be launched on Friday. They are the first shock anti-smoking adverts sin...

Butt Off! Madonna's Smoking Rant Onstage

WENN | Posted 22.12.2012 | Home

Madonna has made a big threat against people smoking around her, stating that she would pull out of a performance if concert-goers did not put out the...

Why Legalisation of Drugs Won't Work

Mandy Saligari | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Politics
Mandy Saligari

Please do not be so naive as to believe that in decriminalising certain drugs you will be able to regulate them. All it will do is endorse the market place and generate growth in the drug industry, creating opportunity for low cost and black market goods, synthetic evolutions and copies.

Top 3 Most Dangerous Health Risks Across The World

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 13.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

High blood pressure, smoking and alcohol abuse are the most dangerous health risks in the world, a major study has shown. In the space of 20 years,...

Charlie Thomas

Are There Unintended Consequences From Banning Cigarette Displays? | Charlie Thomas | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK

Imperial Tobacco has lost its fight to continue displaying cigarettes in shops in Scotland. The Supreme Court ruled against the tobacco giant's app...

Is Junk Food the New Tobacco? No, Not Really

James Bloodworth | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James Bloodworth

Blaming the food industry for making you fat is a bit like blaming Hooters because your husband likes breasts. It may be comforting to curse the corporate giants as you reach for another chocolate digestive, but it's attitudes like this that will end up destroying the NHS.

'Ugly' Cigarette Packaging Ruins Taste, Australian Smokers Say

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK

Sludge green packaging with gruesome pictures of rotting teeth, eyeballs, blackened lungs and suffering babies will become mandatory for tobacco in Au...

Making Trade Work for Public Health

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the world today. Developing countries are now the top tobacco-consuming nations, where men and women are addicted to tobacco at higher rates than in developed countries, and have less success stopping.

'Let Them Eat Cake... But Only If They Pay For Healthcare'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

A Conservative MP has said those who dabble daily with doughnuts should get their just desserts and pay for treatment before soaring costs bankrupt th...

Smoking Rots Your Brain As You Grow Older

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Smoking and high blood pressure over the age of 50 both lead to accelerated mental decline, research has shown. Scientists analysed risk factor dat...