One person is admitted to hospital every minute due to smoking.
But the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) doesn't endorse vaping and GPs have been told to tell patients "there is currently little evidence on the long-term benefits or harms of these products".
Stoptober is upon us and thousands of people around the UK are trying to quit cigarettes and alcohol for an entire month. First of all, well done to all taking part! Giving up something you love is not easy but you will feel better for it!
It's proving controversial.
A digital billboard is encouraging smokers to quit by coughing every time someone walks past with a lit cigarette. The advert
There is still 'high level of uncertainty' around vaping.
E-cigarettes provide a “cost-effective” way of helping people to quit smoking, new analysis has found. The research, from
Today is the awareness day for a condition I have lived with for around 17 years called Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD is a life-long condition that makes it difficult to empty air out of your lungs because the airways have been narrowed. Though you've probably never heard of it, around 1.2m people in the UK are diagnosed.
Low rate of fines 'not a sign the law is ineffective'.
Just one person in the UK has been fined for smoking in a car with a child, since it was made illegal a year ago, according