Air pollution 'as bad for lung disease as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day'

Air pollution ‘as bad for lung disease as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day’

Long-term exposure to air pollution can exacerbate lung disease as much as a daily pack of cigarettes, a study has found. Researchers from the US looked at how exposure to four main pollutants affected lung health in 7,071 adults aged 45 to 84 living in six US city areas. They measured levels of fine particulate […]

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Man in 20s left in coma after using 'dodgy' vape bought off the street

Man in 20s left in coma after using ‘dodgy’ vape bought off the street

A young man “nearly lost his life” after using a vape cartridge his brother said he bought off the street. The man, in his 20s and from Burlington, US, has been put in a medically-induced coma ever since he started having breathing issues after inhaling the fumes from the dodgy vape vial. His brother Patrick […]

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Matt Hancock 'buries' health proposals likely to displease Boris Johnson | Society

Matt Hancock ‘buries’ health proposals likely to displease Boris Johnson | Society

The health secretary, Matt Hancock, is facing questions after apparently burying important proposals aimed at tackling smoking, drinking and poor diets by releasing them on Monday evening without alerting the media. The government’s green paper on the prevention of ill-health appeared on the gov.uk website at 7.22pm, hours after Hancock clashed with Theresa May, who […]

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Man caught smoking in easyJet flight toilet while 'celebrating return to UK'

Man caught smoking in easyJet flight toilet while ‘celebrating return to UK’

A man caught smoking on an easyJet flight blamed his ‘excitement’ at returning to the UK. Craig Mulvaney, 31, smoked a cigarette in the toilet during an easyJet flight to Manchester after getting drunk to celebrate finishing a two month stint working in Copenhagen. The electrician was arrested when the plane touched down after cabin […]

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E-cigarette explodes in face of smoking teenager causing horror injuries

E-cigarette explodes in face of smoking teenager causing horror injuries

A teenager suffered horror injuries when an e-cigarette he was smoking exploded in his face. The 17-year-old was left with a bloody mouth, broken teeth and a hole in his jaw after the explosion. The boy then had to travel 250 miles from a small town in Nevada to a pediatric hospital in Utah with […]

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Man finds slice of bread in £23 pack of tobacco from Tesco

Man finds slice of bread in £23 pack of tobacco from Tesco

A man was left startled after he found a slice of bread in a brand new pack of tobacco he bought from a Tesco Express store. Ryan Thomas , from Cardiff, went to a Tesco Express store along St Mary Street after lunch to buy some tobacco. The 34-year-old unsealed the £23 Amber Leaf product […]

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EastEnders' Dot Cotton actress June Brown refuses to give up booze and smoking aged 92

EastEnders’ Dot Cotton actress June Brown refuses to give up booze and smoking aged 92

June Brown has said the secret to a happy life is to “do exactly what you damn well please”. Aged 92, the EastEnders actress, known to millions as Dot Branning, refuses to give up boozing, smoking and eating food she enjoys. June said: “I’m going to die of something fairly soon, so why not enjoy […]

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Tobacco giants say getting rid of packaging pictures of diseased organs will cost them millions after Brexit

Tobacco giants say changes to packaging in a no-deal Brexit will cost the industry millions and boost black market sales. The multinational companies also voiced fears that wasted stock could cause a heavy environmental toll, concerns described as breathtaking hypocrisy by anti-smoking campaigners. If the UK crashes out without a deal on 29 March it will immediately lose copyright for a […]

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