Council bosses are considering banning smoking in playparks as early as next spring in a bid to improve public health.
Grandparents are a potential health hazard for children and may even increase their risk of cancer, say scientists.
Almost a fifth of smokers attempting to kick the habit did so last year — the highest success rate in seven years.
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.
A clampdown has been urged at Westminster against smoking on the reality TV show Love Island amid concerns it is glamorising the habit to young viewers.
Smoking has now been banned on premises and grounds belonging to NHS Tayside’s mental health services.
The amount of fruit and vegetables Scottish adults eat each day fell to its lowest level last year, a new survey has found.
Children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy are more likely to be overweight than those who did not, according to researchers.
NHS Tayside is supporting NHS Health Scotland’s consensus statement on e-cigarettes, which states that using them is less harmful than smoking.
Just a fifth of people being given assistance for smoking through NHS Tayside successfully give up the habit.
New TV adverts from Public Health England (PHE) will encourage people to try e-cigarettes if they are struggling to quit regular smoking.
Using e-cigarettes is “definitely less harmful” than smoking tobacco, health experts have declared.
GPs should warn smokers there is currently little evidence on the long-term benefits or harms of e-cigarettes, health officials have said.
Children needing hospital treatment due to chest infections may have dropped by as much as a fifth since anti-smoking laws were introduced, research suggests.
Andrew Radley, consultant in public health for NHS Tayside, said they operate a strict no smoking policy.
There is no evidence that experimentation with e-cigarettes leads to teenagers taking up smoking tobacco, experts have said.
Smoking is worth almost £15 billion to the public purse because of the tax revenue and the savings from smokers’ early deaths, according to a think tank’s analysis.
Young people who use e-cigarettes could be more likely to go on to smoke tobacco, according to a study.
Smoking will be prohibited in Scotland's jails by the end of next year under plans announced by prison chiefs.