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.
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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.
Scientists from Oxford have released new research claiming that women who smoked about 20 cigarettes a day doubled their risks of contracting Hodgkin's lymphoma and some bone marrow cancers.
The results come from a study of more than a million middle-aged women funded by Cancer Research UK and the Medical Research Council.
More than a third of all deaths in accidental fires at home are caused by smoking, according to East Sussex Fire and Rescue. The service say one person dies every five days in a fire caused by cigarettes or smoking materials.
Large shops and supermarkets throughout the region have removed their tobacco displays today. The government wants to curb the number of young people taking up smoking. Cigarettes and other products will be kept below the counter. A fifth of adults still smoke, despite health warnings.