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UK smoking rate nears record low

Fewer people than almost ever before are smoking in the UK, encouraging figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirm.Fewer people than almost e

England smoking ban cuts children hospital admissions

The law making it illegal to smoke in public indoor places saw 11,000 fewer children being admitted to hospital each year.

Ban on smoking in cars with children

Smoking in cars carrying children will soon become illegal in England.

Cars carrying children to become smoke-free

New legislation has been announced that will make it illegal to smoke in a vehicle that is carrying a child.

E-cigarettes 'help smokers cut down and quit', analysis suggests

A combined analysis of studies into e-cigarettes shows they can be useful in helping people to quit or cut down on smoking

Pubs show little desire to stub out smoking ban

The majority of pubs in England and Wales want the smoking ban to stay in place, a new survey has revealed.

Smoking ban to be launched July 1st

All enclosed public spaces in England will go smokefree on July 1st 2007, the government has announced.

Smoking ban will save lives but also increase profits

The smoking ban in England, which will save thousands of lives, is expected to increase pub profits, says a new poll.

Councils prepare smokefree force ahead of July 1st

Thousands of council officers across England are being trained to enforce smokefree legislation ahead of its launch on July 1st.

European politicians back laws to put off young smokers

European MPs are backing a law aimed at putting young people off smoking by making the habit less attractive.