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A parliamentary group, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health, has recently called for the legal age for buying cigarettes to be raised from 18 to 21.   It's part of their aim to achieve the "smoke free" generation, which is trying to prevent the newest generation from picking up the habit in the first place.   The cause has also been picked up by the Imperial College London's respiratory specialist Dr Nicholas Hopkinson.   The parliamentary group claims...
Third Hand Smoke is the Unknown Danger from Smoking. 3rd hand smoke is one of those phrases that many of us may have heard before, but we may not really understand what it is, let alone worry about it.    But we really should. Although it doesn't have the immediate impact of 2nd hand smoke, 3rd hand smoke lasts much longer, is much harder to detect and has the same long-term impacts.   Like most things linked to cigarettes, the...
Even a single cigarette is likely to hook you into smoking a study has shown. Cigarettes are addictive, even the most vocal smoking supporter (if they exist anymore) would agree with that. But what many of us don't realise is how addictive they can really be. A study has come out that shows that almost 82% of people in the UK who tried smoking went onto being daily smokers. Considering that most of us found the first cigarette we ever...
Public Health England Releases a new video which illustrates the effects of cigarettes vs. E-Cigarettes. A new year means New Year's resolutions, and one of the most common resolutions is to quit smoking. E-cigarettes seem like the obvious choice for these smokers looking to quit, but many of the 6 million smokers left in the UK are sceptical.   Even though Public Health England (PHE) has stated that “E-Cigarettes are 95% less harmful than cigarettes” for over 3 years now,...
  It's a common fact that 2nd hand smoke from cigarettes hurts the people around you, but what most smokers don't know is that that smoking can seriously affect their pets too.   In fact, as they are much smaller than humans, 2nd and 3rd hand smoke can hurt them even more!   If you are a smoker and love your pet, then give this blog a read!     2nd (and 3rd) Hand Smoke   For the few people...
Are you a woman who smokes? Do you have a loved one or someone else who is looking to quit smoking?   Then this guide on the effects of women smoking that can help convince you or someone you know quit cigarettes and move on to electronic cigarettes.    This is especially important to read as a new study has just been released on the high risks that impact female smokers. For example, women under 50 who smoke have the highest...
  if you switch to e-cigarettes from smoking you take in less than 1% of the carcinogens than you do with cigarettes, a new study come out revealed recently.   It also showed that e-cigarettes are better than "heat not burn" cigarettes that some cigarette companies are trying to push!   The Study   The study was conducted at the University of St Andrews, and tried to measure the difference between vapour from e-cigs, the vapour from "heat not burn"...
Even One Cigarette A Day Increases The Risk Of Heart Disease And Stroke Risk. A study by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has found that even 1 cigarette a day can have a huge impact on your health. By having a single cigarette, you raise the chance of heart disease by as much as 50%!   And it's not much better for strokes, with just even a single cigarette raising your chances of a stroke by 30%.   The research warns against...
What actually goes into making cigarettes? We all know that cigarettes are bad for us. But did you know what’s in the cigarette that is hurting you?   When asked, many smokers will say that cigarettes are just made up of tobacco wrapped up in paper. But it's much more than this. According to the Cancer Research UK and the International Agency for Research on Cancer, cigarettes also contain over 5,000 chemicals.   Nicotine is of course in a cigarette, it's...
A but a new report shows that if the USA banned e-cig flavours the number of smokers would rise by a whopping 8.3%!   For the last couple of years the US hasn't been able to decide what to make of e-cigarettes. On the one hand they are one of the fastest growing consumer products with millions of users. On the other hand the government has made repeated attempts to ban and restrict them.   One of the biggest problems for the...
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