Campaigners against smoking and poverty have joined together to call for smokers to be given “alternative coping strategies” when quitting cigarettes.
Smoking resulted in more than 100,000 hospital admissions in Scotland during 2017, down 11% over the last decade.
Restrictions on vaping on hospital grounds should be lifted, a pro-smoking group has said.
British American Tobacco is to take a £436 million hit after it lost an appeal in a long-running court case brought by disgruntled smokers.
Organisers at next year’s Tokyo Olympics have announced there will be a stringent smoking ban with restrictions on all tobacco products and vaping devices.
Cigarettes could limit the body’s ability to fight skin cancer, new research suggests.
Middle-aged Britons are taking up vaping at the fastest rate of any age group as they seek to join the “fashionable trend”, a survey suggests.
Smokers are almost twice as likely to quit with the help of e-cigarettes than if they rely on nicotine patches or gum, a study has found.
All smokers who are admitted to hospital will be encouraged to quit as part of a new five-year plan, NHS England said.
Around 7,500 vaping kits have been handed out to inmates following a smoking ban in prisons, at a cost of around £150,000, it has emerged.
NHS Grampian is launching a campaign to raise awareness of the support available to smokers to who want to quit.
A shocking new film demonstrates how the toxic chemicals and tar inhaled by an average smoker in just one month compares with not smoking or using an e-cigarette.
The quit-smoking service at NHS Grampian has the highest success rate of any health board in Scotland.
Surveillance powers have been used in a bid to catch traders selling cigarettes to children in the north-east.
A boss at an Aberdeen city centre restaurant brutally kicked and stamped on a colleague when she challenged him for smoking indoors.
The number of people in the north-east seeking help to quit smoking has fallen by almost 1,000 since 2009.
Smoking or being overweight during pregnancy causes ‘worrying changes’ to unborn babies, according to research from an Aberdeen university.
A father’s smoking habits may harm the brains of his children and even grandchildren, a study on animals suggests.
Under age smokers – and those that help them by buying cigarettes – are being targeted in a new campaign.
The perception that e-cigarettes are safe should be treated with caution, scientists have said as new research suggests vapour could harm lung cells.
A national event giving advice to those looking to quit smoking will visit Aberdeen this week.
Smoking is not only bad for the lungs and heart, it can also damage your hearing, research suggests.
Hot tea and heavy alcohol consumption can increase the risk of a deadly cancer five-fold, research has shown.
Smoke from e-cigarettes damages DNA and can increase the risk of cancer and heart disease, scientists have warned.
Pregnant Hollyoaks actress Rachel Adedeji has called for smokers who light up in hospital grounds to be fined, as she has to pass them when she goes in for antenatal appointments.
A move has been sparked to make Angus playparks smoke-free zones.
Grandparents are a potential health hazard for children and may even increase their risk of cancer, say scientists.
An anti-tobacco alliance has discussed plans for creating a smoke-free generation in the city.
Children born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy are more likely to be overweight or obese, researchers said today.
New TV adverts from Public Health England (PHE) will encourage people to try e-cigarettes if they are struggling to quit regular smoking.