Cuts to the public health budget mean smokers in many areas can no longer access stop smoking medications from their GP, health experts have warned.
Two-thirds of people who try a cigarette go on to become daily smokers, a new study has found.
A hard-hitting new TV advert shows how poisons from the tar in cigarettes enter the bloodstream and flow through the body within seconds, causing damage to major organs.
A prisoner concerned about exposure to “second-hand” smoke has expressed his disappointment after losing a Supreme Court battle to make illicit lighting up in jails a criminal offence.
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 cancer charity has called on the Scottish Government to make helping pregnant women stop smoking a key focus of its new tobacco control strategy.
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.
There are “significant gaps” in research on the regulation and sales of e-cigarettes, a former health minister has said.
The number of people using NHS services to quit smoking fell by 8% last year, new figures show.
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.
More than half of complaints made about Love Island have been about smoking rather than scenes of a sexual nature, Ofcom has said.
More than half of the nearly-three million people in Great Britain who vape are ex-smokers, a new survey suggests.
Smokers may already have noticed that buying small packs of cigarettes and tobacco has become quite difficult, but by the end of May there are more changes to come.
New Year’s resolutions are a funny thing. Year after year, we make goals such as “give up smoking” and “lose weight” only for many of us to fail them just a few weeks in.
A new law that bans smoking in cars when children are present comes into force in Scotland today.
Smokers who light up near North-east hospitals will face a fixed penalty fine of £50 from next year.
They do say travel broadens the mind ... although in my case it just cemented a long-held belief.
Smoking can seriously affect a car’s resale value, says automotive data and valuation specialist CAP HPI.
A target to reduce smoking in some of the poorest areas across the North-east has been missed.
A new set of regulations will prevent all smoking anywhere on council premises in Aberdeen - including in car parks and vehicles.
A new policy which will ban people from smoking on Aberdeenshire Council grounds - including within their own cars - has come into effect.
E-cigarettes are likely to benefit the health of the nation, a new report has concluded.
A council has agreed to ban anyone from smoking within their own vehicles while in its car parks.
NHS Grampian has seen a threefold decrease in the number of 15-year-olds smoking over the last decade, new figures have shown.
INQUIRIES were carried out at an Aberdeen nightclub after safety fears were raised about its smoking area.
AN ABERDEEN woman has hit out at "thoughtless" smokers who have been ditching cigarette butts in her garden - risking her puppy's health.
CAMPAIGNERS have told MSPs that a new law to forbid smoking in cars is needed to protect children.