Campaigners against smoking and poverty have joined together to call for smokers to be given “alternative coping strategies” when quitting cigarettes.
More Dundonians want to be in a smoke-free environment, a leading consultant has claimed.
Smoking resulted in more than 100,000 hospital admissions in Scotland during 2017, down 11% over the last decade.
Restrictions on vaping on hospital grounds should be lifted, a pro-smoking group has said.
Campaigners have described as “Orwellian” the use of children’s voices to broadcast stop smoking messages at the entrance to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.
Smokers at a hospital are being targeted by children over a loudspeaker system urging them to stub it out.
British American Tobacco is to take a £436 million hit after it lost an appeal in a long-running court case brought by disgruntled smokers.
Organisers at next year’s Tokyo Olympics have announced there will be a stringent smoking ban with restrictions on all tobacco products and vaping devices.
Cigarettes could limit the body’s ability to fight skin cancer, new research suggests.
Middle-aged Britons are taking up vaping at the fastest rate of any age group as they seek to join the “fashionable trend”, a survey suggests.
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.
All smokers who are admitted to hospital will be encouraged to quit as part of a new five-year plan, NHS England said.
Around 7,500 vaping kits have been handed out to inmates following a smoking ban in prisons, at a cost of around £150,000, it has emerged.
A shocking new film demonstrates how the toxic chemicals and tar inhaled by an average smoker in just one month compares with not smoking or using an e-cigarette.
Frank Gilfeather, a good friend to this column, commented on an earlier BwB article: “I read the Sandy Davie piece about him returning from Southampton to Dundee United.
Almost nine in 10 people are putting themselves at risk by leading unhealthy lifestyles, a new report suggests.
One in five pregnant women in Dundee smokes cigarettes, new figures show.
Annie Crowe was a 20-a-day smoker – but her bad habit led to her suffering a debilitating condition which she readily admits has had a major impact on her life.
A local union rep has claimed that Dundee City Council’s new smoking ban represents an attack on its working class employees.
Organisations on both sides of the tobacco divide have called on Dundee City Council to support employees who want to quit as best they can.