Smoking

If we want to benefit from Brexit, the first thing we should do is make snus legal

In Sweden, the smoking rate has fallen to a mere nine per cent, as the New Scientist reports… Sweden is…

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…

Stub out the fags, pour away the booze. Britain has succumbed to the nanny state

The nanny state has spoken and we, the people, have listened. Worse still, we’ve obeyed. Figures released by the Office…

Switching to e-cigarettes ‘substantially’ reduces toxins in the body

E-cigarettes are less toxic and safer to use than conventional cigarettes, according to research published in the Annals of Internal…

e-cigarettes

Stop the junk science on vaping. E-cigarettes don’t turn kids into smokers

Ever since e-cigarettes became mainstream consumer products circa 2012, there has been a steady flow of anti-vaping scare stories. In…

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Do a few puffs on an e-cigarette raise your risk of heart disease?

It has been claimed that just 10 puffs on an e-cigarette is enough to trigger physiological changes that can lead…

Check Up: on an unexpected Brexit bonus and the importance of flu jabs

Plus: smoking at an all-time low and the not-so-smart students who take ‘smart drugs’

The government’s great triumph on smoking: it left e-cigarettes alone

‘Smoking rates in England fall to lowest on record’ isn’t much of a headline in itself. Smoking rates have been…

I’ve long tried to quit smoking. Now, thanks to Allen Carr, I actually have

I have dedicated a lot of time to giving up smoking. I have attempted pretty much everything: cold turkey, nicotine…

Should doctors celebrate the rise of e-cigarettes and other alternatives?

E-cigarettes are now the most popular way to quit smoking – more than gums, patches or sprays. Yet they go…