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Published: Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:52:00 +0000

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National No Smoking Day 2018: All you need to know

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:52:00 +0000

National No Smoking Day 2018 is just about here and the NHS and British Heart Foundation want to help you kick the habit. This year's theme is encouraging participants to share quitting methods.


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Just one cigarette a day doubles a woman's risk of having a fatal heart attack

Tue, 11 Dec 2012 21:03:52 +0000

Women smokers face greater heart dangers than previously thought, even when they appear to be healthy, said scientists from the University of Alberta. Habit-forming: On average, those in the study who smoked reported that they started in their late teens


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Smoking cigarettes DOES make your hangover worse

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 12:10:48 +0000

The team of scientists from Brown University found this effect wasn't because smokers drank more and suggested it could be the effect of nicotine on the nervous system. You could regret it tomorrow: Smoking was found to worsen hangover symptoms among students in a U.S study


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'Smokers should need a licence': Public health expert's radical proposal that would cap how many cigarettes you could buy

Wed, 14 Nov 2012 12:37:09 +0000

It's a proposal that will be welcomed by some and labelled outrageous by others, but a health expert from the University of Sydney says a 'smoker's licence' could save lives. smoking


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Pregnant mothers who smoke are 65 per cent more likely to have children with asthma

Fri, 17 Aug 2012 09:05:27 +0100

Smoking during the first three months of pregnancy had the biggest negative impact on child health, said scientists from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Risk: Children were 39 per cent more likely to wheeze if their mothers smoked during pregnancy


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Want to give up smoking? Look back to your youth as childhood trauma could be to blame

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 12:10:09 +0100

Women who were physically or emotionally abused at children were 1.4 times more likely to become a smoker, according to the study published by BioMed Central which is based in the UK. The researchers said their study highlighted the role psychological distress may play in choosing to smoke


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Smokers think they've quit the habit even if they still light up once or twice a day

Mon, 30 Jan 2012 13:01:49 +0000

More than half of smokers who light up once a day believe they have quit, according to a poll from Co-operative Pharmacy. Social smoker? Just one cigarette a day increases your chance of developing coronary heart disease by 30 per cent


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Stopping smoking DOESN¿T make you more stressed, say successful quitters

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 10:53:11 +0000

Former-smokers say they cope with stress just as well after they've managed to quit the habit, according to a study from the University of Wisconsin. Helpful? Smokers often believe smoking helps them deal with stress but a study of successful quitters suggests otherwise


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Smokers lose one third of their everyday memory, warn experts

Wed, 21 Sep 2011 13:00:00 +0100

Scientists at Northumbria University found smokers were less able to recall small details immediately after a real-life event compared to non smokers. Total recall? A study by a team at Northumbria University has shown that smokers lose more of their memory when compared to non-smokers


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Warning - may contain scenes of smoking: Films featuring cigarettes should be given 18 certificate, say health experts

Tue, 20 Sep 2011 09:04:51 +0100

Films that depict actors smoking cigarettes should carry the same age classification as those containing graphic sex and violence, say researchers from Bristol University. Setting a bad example? Renee Zellwegger puffed her way through packs of cigarettes during 'Bridget Jones Diary' from 2001


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Smokers trying to quit with NHS help trebles in a decade... but only half succeed

Tue, 16 Aug 2011 15:51:12 +0100

Despite a record number of good intentions - and £84.3million spent on NHS stop-smoking services - the overall success rate has fallen. Working? £84.3million was spent on stop smoking services last year, but the proportion of male and female smokers has not changed


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Pumping iron 'can double your chances of quitting smoking'

Wed, 10 Aug 2011 16:23:40 +0100

Weightlifting can do more than just build muscle. Researchers from The Miriam Hospital in Rhode Island have found it can also help smokers kick the habit. Smokers were twice as likely to quit if they took part in two one-hour weight lifting sessions a week


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Morning smokers more likely to develop cancer than those who light up later

Mon, 08 Aug 2011 08:58:00 +0100

Those who light up their first cigarettes as soon as they wake are more likely to develop cancer than those who wait until after breakfast, say scientists at Penn State College of Medicine. Can't wait to light up? Those who smoke first thing are more likely to develop lung, head and neck cancer


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How passive smoking can harm hearing: Tests show it takes toll on teens

Mon, 18 Jul 2011 23:07:50 +0100

The findings add to the catalogue of health problems already attributed to second-hand smoke, including increased risks of asthma, heart disease and lung cancer. Damage: Scientists think passive smoking affects the blood supply to the inner ear


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Secondhand smoke 'could increase risk of ADHD and learning disabilities by 50%'

Mon, 11 Jul 2011 17:12:46 +0100

More than 50,000 parents were asked whether a doctor or teacher had told them their child had a behavioural disorder in a study led by the Harvard School of Public Health. Youngsters who lived in smoking households were 50 per cent more likely to develop 'neurobehavioural disorders' such as a learning disability (8.2 per cent), ADHD (5.9 per cent)


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Smoking in your car 'more damaging to health than breathing in exhaust fumes'

Wed, 29 Jun 2011 16:47:19 +0100

Dr Douglas Noble from the BMA told a conference in Cardiff it would be safer to have your exhaust pipe on the inside of your car than to smoke cigarettes. Dr Noble said: 'In cars, particle concentrations are 27 times higher than in a smoker's home and 20 times higher than they used to be in pubs


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Smokers face increased risk of stomach cancer years after they quit

Wed, 30 Mar 2011 11:03:11 +0100

Researchers combined the results of dozens of past studies and were surprised to find smokers had a high risk of developing gullet cancer decades after they quit. Smoking raises the risk of oesophageal cancer three decades after a person has quit, according to one study


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Government bans cigarette displays in shops from next April

Wed, 09 Mar 2011 08:36:49 +0000

Tobacco will no longer be displayed in shops under new Government legislation. Only temporary displays will be allowed in 'certain limited circumstances'. Butt out: Plans to force cigarette companies to abandon their logos for plain packaging is proof the nanny state is alive and well say critics


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Lung cancer in older women has doubled since the 1970s

Mon, 07 Mar 2011 00:15:11 +0000

Experts say the disease is occurring amongst those who started smoking in the 1970s and 1980s, many of whom never kicked the habit. Killer habit: Almost 90 per cent of lung cancer cases in women are caused by smoking


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Quit smoking: Can't put down your cigarettes? A miswired brain could be to blame

Mon, 31 Jan 2011 09:17:54 +0000

Thousands of smokers who cannot quit no matter how hard they try could blame their genes. An uncontrollable desire to smoke may be due to a faulty brain pathway. Want to quit? Scientists have found a genetic fault that makes it far harder to give up smoking


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