Sentence was deferred on a man who admitted shoplifting from a Dundee supermarket.
Smokers in Tayside and Fife are failing to quit the habit as cessation rates plunge.
David Cahill, 39, of Laing Place, had sentence deferred for reports.
Three-quarters of cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be traced back to exposures during childhood, a study has found.
Doctors should tell patients that e-cigarettes are less harmful than smoking but not without risk, according to new national guidance.
Making e-cigarettes available on prescription would reassure doctors and patients that they are less harmful than smoking, a leading health expert has told MPs.
Yesterday marked the 34th No Smoking Day and the Tele sent reporter Adam Hill to a hypnotherapist to see if he could help him stub out the smokes.
Smoking is not only bad for the lungs and heart, it can also damage your hearing, research suggests.
A Dundee hypnotherapist is offering free sessions to mark National No Smoking Day.
The fresh air garden at Ninewells Hospital has been closed after 'regular' complaints about smokers lighting up.
Playgrounds in Dundee parks could be designated smoke free zones if a proposal is passed by councillors on Monday.
Hot tea and heavy alcohol consumption can increase the risk of a deadly cancer five-fold, research has shown.
Smoke from e-cigarettes damages DNA and can increase the risk of cancer and heart disease, scientists have warned.
NHS Tayside is urging people to make a healthy start to 2018 by having a booze-free January and giving up smoking for good.
NHS Tayside is urging people to make giving up smoking in 2018 their new year resolution.
Health chiefs in Fife have been urged to consider using public messages to drive smokers away from hospital entrances.
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.
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.