Smoking

Smokers are quitting in their highest numbers in a decade – could occasional smoking be stubbed out for good?
Three years ago, PMI's chief executive said he wanted to phase out cigarettes entirely. But careful scrutiny of what has happened since then may tell another story.
Ewan Fisher was hospitalised at 16 after being sold flavoured e-cigarettes under age.
It is thought to be the eighth most common cause of cancer-related death in the UK.
A ban on flavoured vaping products would reduce the number of young people using e-cigarettes, suggested Donald Trump.
There have been two US deaths and more than 200 cases of severe lung illnesses linked to vaping and e-cigarettes.
But alcohol and nicotine will stop you getting shut-eye, a new study suggests.
The NHS has said that “obesity is the new smoking” after research from Cancer Research UK highlighted that obesity has overtaken smoking as the cause for some cancers. The causes of obesity are multiple and complex. Environmental factors like fast-food advertising, the availability of cheap, calorie-dense food and larger portions have all contributed to growing obesity rates around the world.
Obesity now causes more cases of some cancers than smoking
There has been a massive drop in the overall smoking rate in the UK and the EU, but it continues to remain one of the biggest health risks in the region. There were 489,300 estimated hospital admissions attributable to smoking in the UK alone in 2017-18, an increase of 11% since 2007. But there has been a massive drop in the overall smoking rate to 14.4% in 2018 from 19.8% in 2011.