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UK smoking ban would not increase life expectancy for 40 years

Research pioneered by the International Longevity Centre (ILC) and Bayes Business School suggests that a complete UK smoking ban would not improve healthy life expectancy for...
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Non-invasive brain stimulation helps people quit smoking

A systematic review performed by researchers from the University Hospital of Dijon has identified that non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) may be an effective solution...
Does smoking cigarettes lead to the development of lung cancer?

Does smoking cigarettes lead to the development of lung cancer?

A new study looks at why many people smoking cigarettes do not develop lung cancer despite it being the main cause of the disease. A...
Support for quitting smoking available from high street pharmacies

Support for quitting smoking available from high street pharmacies

The NHS has announced that every pharmacy in England will offer support for quitting smoking when patients are discharged from the hospital. Smoking poses a...
Smoking during conception is linked to delayed embryonic development

Smoking during conception is linked to delayed embryonic development

Smoking by mothers in the period around conception is linked to a delay in embryonic development, small foetuses at the 20-week ultrasound and lower...
Heightened risk of bronchitis from exposure to second-hand vaping

Heightened risk of bronchitis from exposure to second-hand vaping

Second-hand exposure at home to vaping devices such as e-cigarettes may be linked to a heightened risk of bronchitis symptoms and shortness of breath...
Financial incentives help pregnant women quit smoking

Financial incentives help pregnant women quit smoking

A new trial from France published in The BMJ has shown that pregnant women are more likely to stop smoking if financial incentives are...
People with inflammatory illnesses and smokers at high risk for COVID-19

People with inflammatory illnesses and smokers at high risk for COVID-19

New research has shown that young people with chronic inflammatory conditions, as well as vulnerable older adults, and smokers or vapers, are at high...
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E-cigarette popularity still grows on Instagram despite FDA anti-vaping campaign

A new study by Frontiers has revealed that positive vaping hashtags on Instagram outnumber anti-vaping content 10,000 to one Published in Frontiers in Communication, the...

Are e-cigarettes really an effective way to quit smoking?

While not an FDA-approved treatment, e-cigarettes are used as a quitting aid, but new research suggests this may not be an effective way to...
Did you know that cigarette smoking has been reduced by 1.4 billion per year?

Did you know that cigarette smoking has been reduced by 1.4 billion per year?

More than a billion fewer cigarettes smoked each year as people ditch cigarette smoking, according to Cancer Research UK. Around 1.4 billion fewer cigarettes are...
Smoking levels: are UK regions meeting the Government’s new 2030 smoke-free target?

Smoking levels: are UK regions meeting the Government’s new 2030 smoke-free target?

According to research by British American Tobacco UK, only two out of 11 UK regions are on course to hit Government’s 2030 smoke-free target...
Following a comprehensive smoking ban, child deaths in Brazil have fallen

Following a comprehensive smoking ban, child deaths in Brazil have fallen

According to researchers, strengthening the legislation regarding the smoking ban in Brazil  between 2000 and 2016 averted over 15,000 child deaths for those under...
Levels of second-hand smoke significantly reduced in prisons

Levels of second-hand smoke significantly reduced in prisons

According to University of Stirling, levels of second-hand smoke in Scotland’s prisons fell by more than 80% in the week after smoking was banned. Published...
Beware of toxic chemicals: shisha effects explained

Beware of toxic chemicals: shisha effects explained

Do you know anything about shisha effects? Well, now published in the journal Circulation, researchers have discovered smokers are inhaling toxic chemicals that may...
E-Cigarettes are raising concerns for the health of the public

E-Cigarettes are raising concerns for the health of the public

Presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session, research shows using e-cigarettes significantly increases chances of heart attack, coronary artery disease...
Eye damage: can heavy smoking impair vision?

Eye damage: can heavy smoking impair vision?

Researchers have taken a closer look into eye damage, by understanding the detrimental effects of what chronic smoking can have on spatial and colour...
What’s the deal with cannabis affecting testicular function?

What’s the deal with cannabis affecting testicular function?

Although previous studies have shown smoking cannabis adversely affects testicular function, new results suggest this may not be the case. Published in Human Reproduction, unexpected...
E-cigarettes: misconception of vaping dangers in the UK

E-cigarettes: misconception of vaping dangers in the UK

Research from King's College London, UK, finds smokers and ex-smokers overestimate the vaping dangers of e-cigarettes. The Cancer Research UK-funded study assessed the knowledge about...
Want some smoking cessation advice?

Want some smoking cessation advice?

This may be great smoking cessation advice: reducing alcohol consumption could help individuals quit their daily smoking habit. New research has found that heavy drinkers...

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