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.
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.