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Six of the best ways to quit smoking in 2020
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Six of the best ways to quit smoking in 2020

One million UK smokers have quit since the pandemic began, surveys suggest
15 Jul 2020
Why is coronavirus more deadly for men than women?
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Why is coronavirus more deadly for men than women?

Scientists begin female hormone trials to try and boost men’s odds against virus
30 Apr 2020
Does nicotine protect against coronavirus?
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Does nicotine protect against coronavirus?

New study suggests smoking may cut risk of infection - but does not advise taking up the fatal habit
23 Apr 2020
How lungs may ‘magically’ recover from smoking damage
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How lungs may ‘magically’ recover from smoking damage

New research suggests that healthy cells can replace potentially cancerous ones
30 Jan 2020
Why women live longer than men
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Why women live longer than men

An epidemiologist explains the reason behind the difference in life expectancy
23 Jan 2020
Smoking ‘increases mental health risk’
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Smoking ‘increases mental health risk’

Experts warn of vicious circle as people with psychological conditions are more likely to take up the habit
6 Nov 2019
Why everyone’s talking about vaping
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Why everyone’s talking about vaping

Trump administration threatens to ban flavoured e-cigarettes after six deaths are linked to them
12 Sep 2019

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How many people still smoke in the UK?
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How many people still smoke in the UK?

New figures show smoking rates starting to climb among teenagers from poorer communities
8 Jul 2019
Is sitting down the new smoking?
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Is sitting down the new smoking?

Research suggests that sedentary lifestyles cost the NHS around £700m a year, increasing the risk of chronic health problems
26 Mar 2019
Why UK cigarettes could get Australian health warnings
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Why UK cigarettes could get Australian health warnings

No-deal Brexit would see an end to current EU images on tobacco packaging
9 Oct 2018
Ten ways to reduce the risk of cancer
Doctors look at films of breast cancer X-rays
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Ten ways to reduce the risk of cancer

New report says obesity set to overtake smoking as leading global cause of the disease
24 May 2018
Lifestyle choices are behind four in 10 cancers
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Lifestyle choices are behind four in 10 cancers

Cancer Research UK says that giving up smoking and cutting down on calories could see cancer rates fall dramatically
23 Mar 2018
Should NHS hospitals offer e-cigarettes and vaping lounges?
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Should NHS hospitals offer e-cigarettes and vaping lounges?

Public Health England suggests initiative in bid to reduce number of smokers
6 Feb 2018
Tobacco companies forced to run anti-smoking ads
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Tobacco companies forced to run anti-smoking ads

National television and newspaper adverts will correct decades of lies and misinformation about smoking
27 Nov 2017
More than half of vapers quit tobacco
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More than half of vapers quit tobacco

Action on Smoking and Health says more needs to be done to dispel myths around electronic cigarettes
8 May 2017
What the new tobacco and cigarette packaging laws mean
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What the new tobacco and cigarette packaging laws mean

Ten packs and smaller tobacco bags are out, while standard plain covers are in
12 Apr 2017
British American Tobacco seeks £150bn Reynolds tie-up
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British American Tobacco seeks £150bn Reynolds tie-up

Proposed merger has long been expected, but timing is a 'surprise', say analysts
21 Oct 2016
Vaping tax: battle over future of e-cigarettes looms
E-Cigarettes
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Vaping tax: battle over future of e-cigarettes looms

All the details on the EU's reported plan for a new levy that could see a huge jump in price
2 Mar 2016
Car smoking ban comes into force: what you need to know
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Car smoking ban comes into force: what you need to know

From today, drivers and passengers caught lighting up with children in the car face a £50 fine
1 Oct 2015
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