Proposal calls for increasing tax on cigarettes to 5%, and says move could bring the government an extra £100m a year.Read the full story ›
A ban on smoking in cars carrying children is hailed as "landmark" legislation as research reveals the damage caused by second hand smoke.Read the full story ›
The first stage in the Government's aim to make all prisons smoke-free will cover all Welsh prisons and four in England.Read the full story ›
ITV News takes a look at some of the issues surrounding the electronic smoking devices.Read the full story ›
Experts want to see e-cigs handed out to smokers on the NHS, after a review claims vaping "removes all the risks" smoking poses to health.Read the full story ›
The smoking ban should be extended to beer gardens, outdoor areas of bars and around schools, a new report has recommended.Read the full story ›
Tens of thousands of children have been spared illness and lung infections as a result of the smoking band in England.
The 2007 law that made it illegal to smoke indoors in public places has meant that 11,000 fewer children are hospitalised each year, according to a study. The sharpest falls were seen in the most deprived children.
Dr Carlos Jimenez-Ruiz, from the European Respiratory Society, said: "The findings of this new study add more weight to the argument that smoke-free legislation is a valuable tool in reducing the health harms of smoking, particularly in children."
Researchers said quitting smoking could help people combat anxiety and depression and improve mental health.Read the full story ›
A survey finds many people do not know about the new law and on average, drivers smoke three cigarettes a week with children in the car.Read the full story ›
Success at quitting tobacco can be predicted from the way a smoker's body processes nicotine, a study has found.Read the full story ›