Smoking isn't just bad for YOU - it can also make your children fatter. That's the conclusion from the latest Children of the 90s study.
The group based at Bristol University is following the health and development of more than 10,000 youngsters.
They've found that starting smoking at a young age can lead to problems for the next generation. Caron Bell reports.
A giant red ball is being pushed through Bristol today as part of a stop smoking campaign. Research shows that smoking is the biggest killer in the UK with half of long-term smokers dying prematurely from a smoking disease.
An ex-smoker will be running 28 miles around the city as part of the campaign Stoptober.
Our presenter Kylie Pentelow interviews Alison Birkett from Cancer Research UK about disturbing figures about children in our region taking up smoking.
A new study has revealed that almost 2,000 fewer patients are being admitted to hospital for emergency treatment for asthma since smokefree legislation was introduced in 2007.
Researchers based at Bath University found there was an immediate 4.9 per cent reduction in emergency hospital admissions for asthma in adults. It implies almost 1,900 admissions were prevented during the first year after legislation was introduced and a similar number in the subsequent two years.
People who smoke roll-ups are being targeted as part of a New Year campaign by Smokefree South West.
The campaign aims to dispel the myth that they are less harmful than manufactured cigarettes. More than 4,000 toxic chemicals are inhaled when smoking a roll up.
It's been 50 years since the Royal College of Physicians first published a report officially linking smoking to health problems. The decades that followed have seen public opinion on the habit change beyond recognition.
But the industry has left a significant legacy in Bristol where the tobacco trade was once at the heart of the local economy.
A look back at Bob Constantine's report from June 2008 when it was announced that Bristol's last tobacco factory was to close.
Today is the 50th anniversary of the first RCP smoking and health report.