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Thursday 19th September 2019

Smokers Articles


People who try a cigarette go on to become smokers

10th January 2018

Research suggests at least two-thirds of people who try a cigarette go on to become daily smokers, even if only temporary.

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Obese patients face surgery delays

28th November 2016

Smokers and obese people will have routine surgery delayed in York.

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England smoking rates lowest on record

20th September 2016

Public Health England has said smoking rates in England on lower than ever.

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Smokers could be living with silent disease

24th February 2016

Experts warn more than a million people could be living with a potentially life-threatening disease.

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Orthopaedic ops to be deferred for smokers and obese patients

8th October 2015

Patients who smoke or are obese in Wales will have their orthopaedic operations deferred until they shed the pounds or quit smoking.

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E-cigarettes could be available on prescription

19th August 2015

The NHS could prescribe e-cigarettes in future to help smokers quit.

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Surgery restrictions for smokers and obese

4th December 2014

The NHS in Devon has said smokers and morbidly obese will be denied routine surgery unless they quit or lose weight.

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Warnings over e-cigarettes alarmist

5th September 2014

Researchers have said e-cigarette warnings are alarmist and for every million smokers who switch more than 6,000 lives a year could be saved.

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Number of smokers is growing

8th January 2014

Global figures reveal although smoking is becoming less popular in many parts of the world the number of smokers is growing.

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Scotland 'tobacco free' by 2034?

2nd April 2013

Scotland has set a target of less than 5% of population smoking by 2034.

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