Posts Tagged ‘Smoking’

Smoking levels fall in the UK as the rise of e-cigarettes continues

There has been a significant fall in smoking prevalence among UK adults according to new figures. NHS Digital data suggests that in 2016 15.5% of adults...

BMA manifesto: Why politicians must take urgent action on public health crisis

Doctors’ leaders are warning that the UK is facing a ticking time bomb in public health, with a lack of leadership on improving the nation’s health ris...

Public health in crisis and next government must take urgent action

The UK is facing a ticking time bomb in public health, with a lack of leadership and budget cuts threatening the sustainability of the NHS. This is the ...

E-cigarettes have the potential to help smokers quit smoking, independent review says

E-cigarettes are significantly less harmful to health than tobacco and have the potential to help smokers quit smoking. This is the conclusion of an ind...

Smoking: End European agreements with tobacco industry designed to curb smuggling, urge experts

The agreements drawn up between the European Union (EU) and the four major transnational tobacco companies, to crack down on cigarette smuggling and recoup...

Passive smoking should be reserved for midges

It was in the mid 1950’s when, as a child, I went with my parents to visit family in Scotland. We went for a drive into the highlands to view the beautif...

MPs vote for smoking ban in cars with kids

The UK government is set to make it a criminal offence to smoke in cars in England when children are passengers. MPs voted in favour of an amendment to th...

“Time for hospitals to go completely smoke-free”

All NHS hospitals and clinics should become completely smoke-free to help all patients who smoke, including those receiving mental health treatment, to sto...

Respiratory: Smoking takes 10 years off life expectancy in Japan, not four as previously thought

Smoking reduces life expectancy by ten years in Japan, but much of the risk can be avoided by giving up smoking, research shows. Previous studies in Japan...

Smoking in cars should be banned to protect children

Smoking should be banned in cars to protect drivers and passengers – especially children – from breathing in toxins far worse than those found in smoky...

Paying people to become healthier is laughable

I look forward to the day when NICE becomes a quangone. Their latest laughable idea is to indulge the public with a little bribery and corruption. Here's t...