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Vape shops may help smokers quit

A recent study carried out by the University of East Anglia, in conjunction with the university’s medical school, based in Norwich, has suggested that with the evidence of the increasing number of vape shops, these could provide and help reduce the number of smokers. In the study, it was found that vape shops can provide […]

Help to quit smoking is victim of health squeeze

There are many smokers who would like to quit but find it difficult; there have been many aids available, some through the NHS and others at clinics or online pharmacies. The success rate for these stop smoking aids is very high and there are many that believe that the decision, by councils in in many […]

Flavoured e-cigarettes could be TOXIC to your heart

Flavoured cigarettes have been sold for many years; “cool as a mountain stream” if those old enough can remember, these were of course menthol flavoured cigarettes, the sale of which is now frowned upon in certain countries. However, it may come as a surprise to some to learn that flavoured e-cigarettes can be bad for […]

New study suggests that e-cigarettes increase risk of cardiac arrest

The great debate regarding the safety or otherwise of e-cigarettes continues to rumble on with each side claiming the virtues, or otherwise concerning the health risk associated with smoking the very popular, electronic cigarettes. Earlier studies suggest that using e- cigarettes is safer than cigarettes and as recently February this year, a study funded by […]

Government plans smoking rate reduction from 15.5% to 12% by end of 2022

In common with many things, smoking in public places depends largely upon your personal viewpoint, possibly also whether you are a smoker, or a non-smoker. From the viewpoint of non-smokers, since the ban on smoking in pubs was introduced ten years ago, pubs are now pleasant places to socialise. The younger generation, certainly those under […]

Love Island draws more Ofcom complaints about smoking than sex

Well this is the world that we live in at the moment, when a television entertainment programme, broadcast after the watershed of 9pm draw more complaints about the amount of smoking that the actors do, rather than their love lives and bedroom antics! Popular ITV2 programme “Love Island” depicts a group of single men and […]

UK heart disease deaths fall by over 20% since indoor smoking ban

Friday the 30th of June marks an anniversary that has been hailed by some as a victory for common sense, whilst others vehemently disagree and claim it violates their “human rights”, but whichever camp you may fall into, there are some facts that have to be welcomed following the decade of the smoking ban in […]