Public Health England

Is the government finally starting to see sense on e-cigarettes?

This month is ‘Stoptober’, the annual government-backed campaign to persuade smokers to give up tobacco for good. This year, for…

Don’t blame Brexit – Public Health England is shrinking our chocolate bars

Brexiteers have been forced to shoulder a lot of blame in recent months. Slower growth forecasts. Jamie Oliver’s restaurant closures.…

Revealed: Public Health England’s cosy love-in with the anti-alcohol lobby

In January 2016, Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, controversially lowered the drinking guidelines for men and declared that there…

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Moderate drinking is good for the heart. Why won’t public health admit it?

A new study in the British Medical Journal has found that moderate drinkers have a lower risk of heart attack,…

smoke-free NHS

For many, a ‘truly smoke-free NHS’ would be an act of cruelty

Public Health England has announced plans to persuade NHS trusts to ban smoking on all their premises in an effort…

These days it’s the over-50s who risk ‘dying of ignorance’ about HIV

Much has changed since the scare-mongering 1980s, when that Aids-engraved tombstone whipped Britain into a national frenzy. Today, on the…

Public Health England: you probably won’t notice as we reduce sugar in food

Last week, a post on this website about our sugar reduction and food reformulation programme (‘Why should Public Health England…

Health campaigners slam government’s child obesity report

It’s nowhere near tough enough and has been watered down by the food industry, they claim

‘Vaping as bad as fags’: the Sun’s splash runs counter to everything we know

‘Vaping as bad as fags’ howls the front page of the Sun today. It is a strange headline to run…

On vitamin D, sun-starved Brits should look to Norway

Is anyone surprised that we Brits are in danger of having vitamin D deficiencies? Those long winter nights might be…