Smoking could be banned on Brighton beach. The city council is discussing the issue this week.
Residents may be asked for their views. Brighton and Hove City Council will meet on Tuesday to decide whether a public consultation should proceed.
There is already a voluntary smoke-free scheme in the city's children's playgrounds. Now the beach and the city's parks could be designated as smoke-free zones.
The public consultation would run for 12 weeks.
Smoking on the beaches and in the parks in Brighton could be banned, if a public consultation goes ahead.
The consultation would start at the end of the months and last for 12 weeks.
It still has to be approved by the health board. A voluntary smoking ban already exists in all 43 of the city's playgrounds.
Hospitals across Oxford are to go smoke-free from the beginning of March. Lighting up will not be permitted for patients, staff or visitors at all sites operated by Oxford Health NHS Trust. Managers say it brings them in line with guidelines set by the watchdog NICE.
Hampshire County Council is encouraging smokers to stop as part of a campaign being launched for the New Year.
The Public Health England Health Harms campaign shows the damage caused by smoking to every part of the body. It aims to dispel the myth that hand-rolled tobacco is less dangerous than manufactured cigarettes.
This follows on from the successful Stoptober campaign, which supported smokers trying to kick the habit.
Quit4Life, the Hampshire NHS Stop Smoking Service, helped 320 people meet the Stoptober challenge and successfully quit smoking in October.
"If you could see the damage smoking does to you, you would stop".
That's the message to smokers from a new hard hitting campaign being launched in Portsmouth.
Portsmouth City Council, local smoking cessation providers and Public Health England (PHE) are working together to support smokers to quit in the new year with a new campaign.
The 'Health Harms' campaign aims to show smokers the harm smoking does to their body.
Every time a person smokes, blood that is thick and dirty with toxins circulates through the body in seconds, increasing chances of heart attack or stroke.
It follows on from a successful Stoptober, where 1,136 Portsmouth residents signed up to quit smoking.
Smokers in Dorset are being urged to save money and enjoy better health this Christmas by quitting. There are nearly 30,000 smokers in Bournemouth, and more than 20,000 in Poole. Smokefree South West says that quitting can save the average smoker almost £2,000 a year.
Video: Medway Council has created a humorous video with a hard hitting message. It's the latest attempt to get more people to give up smoking.
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Electronic cigarettes are the new way to wean people off smoking for good - but the question is, are the electronic cigarettes themselves good for your health?
The items can be bought in shops and at reputable stores - but they are also easy to buy online and on market stalls.
The Government says some may be not what they seem - and may contain toxic chemicals that could damage your health. But, many people swear by them, as Martin Dowse explains.
More than 750,000 people will try to quit smoking today - on No Smoking Day. The Smoke Free Life Berkshire, launched in October, is helping around 300 people to give up every month in the county and aims to support 5,000 every year.