Britain’s biggest vaping chain has vowed to keep its shops open amid the coronavirus crisis to stop ex-smokers turning back to cigarettes and is urging the Government not to close vape retailers in a lockdown.
Legislation to introduce a minimum price for tobacco could improve the health of people living in poorer areas, research indicates.
The Government looks set to fail on its ambition for England to be smoke-free by 2030, a leading cancer charity has warned.
Health campaigners fear more than one in 10 people will still be smoking in 2034 – despite a Scottish Government commitment to stub out the habit by then.
Tobacco giant Philip Morris International (PMI) has been blasted by health campaigners over reports that it drew up a £1 billion “tobacco transition fund”, to be spent by Public Health England and local authorities, to persuade smokers to quit and switch to heated tobacco products.
A Tory MSP has called on the Scottish Government to ban smoking in play parks and outdoor sports facilities.
Smoking and drinking on a daily basis may lead to a “modest increase” in brain age, new research suggests.
Smokers appear to have become less addicted to cigarettes but less motivated to try to kick the habit, according to a decade-long study.
Vapers who have also smoked tobacco may be at greater risk of stroke compared to people who only smoke cigarettes, new research suggests.
There were more than 5,000 registered attempts to quit smoking in the north-east last year, according to NHS figures.
Long-term smokers who switched to vaping were halfway towards achieving the vascular health of a non-smoker within a month, a study has found.
Vaping may be helping more than 50,000 smokers quit cigarettes each year, research suggests.
Baby girls whose mothers smoke during pregnancy may face fertility issues later in life, scientists say.
Council officers have said policing a smoking ban on its own street is “too dangerous”.
Netflix has vowed to cut back on depictions of cigarette use in its original programmes after a study found the streaming service contributed to a rise in on-screen smoking.
Heart disease remains the UK’s biggest killer, even though deaths have almost halved in a decade, data shows.
Next time you reach for the nicotine gum, consider a perfume bottle instead.
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.
NHS Grampian is launching a campaign to raise awareness of the support available to smokers to who want to quit.
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.