Archive for the 'Quit Smoking UK' Category

Confusion Over Smoking in Public Places

Consumers are confused about details of the impending smoking ban in England and Wales. Nearly six out of 10 people do not know when the restrictions come into force, according to trade magazine The Publican. A survey of nearly 1,000 people found 41 per cent thought smoking would still be allowed in private members’ clubs. […]

UK Man Sacked for Smoking – Not the First Case

A smoker was sacked having a fag break at the factory where he worked. Dad-of-one John Smith was sheltering from the rain in a doorway yards from an official smoking bay when he was caught. Bosses at the Michelin Tyres factory, in Dundee, sacked the 35-year-old on the spot for gross misconduct. But tyre technician […]

NHS licence for anti-smoking drug to help quitting in UK

The first drug designed to help smokers quit without the use of nicotine has been licensed for use in the Scottish NHS. The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) is due to announce today that it has approved Champix after clinical trials showed that nearly half of smokers given the drug were able to give up their […]

Quit Smoking for a Healthier Xmas (Christmas)

Smokers who kick the habit today will have signs of a healthier heart as early as Christmas, campaigners have said. The British Heart Foundation (BHF) said every extra day after quitting helped smokers reduce their risk of heart problems in the future. It came as the charity continued its Under My Skin advertising campaign, with […]

Westminster’s Street Smoking Ban Opposed!

The trade has panned West-minster Council for suggesting that smoking be outlawed on the streets outside pubs when the ban comes into force next year. As the Morning Advertiser exclusively revealed last week, the council has asked Government for the power to designate certain streets no-smoking because of the high density of bars. Anyone lighting […]