Doctors Warn Smoking Destroys Your Eyes as Well as Everything Else

Eye doctors, who call themselves optometrists when being formal and filling out car insurance forms, would like cigarette packaging to start warning smokers of the dangers of sight loss too; as it's perhaps not widely known that the old smokey sticks can have a terrible impact on eyesight. Read More >>

1980s Cigarette Salesman Blames the Freebies for His Lung Cancer

Simon Neale worked as a salesman for Rothmans back in the 1980s, so it's no surprise that he enjoyed the odd smoke. What does seem particularly insane looking back, though, is that his employer handed him an allowance of free cigarettes averaging to about 40 a day over the period of his employment; a bizarre promotion that Neale says contributed to his smoking habit and led to his 2019 lung cancer diagnosis. Read More >>

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McLaren Brings Fags Money Back into F1

The bottomless pockets of the tobacco industry are once again being tapped by the F1 world, with McLaren – informally known as Marlboro McLaren back in the glory days of both F1 and cigarettes – signing a deal with British American Tobacco to inject some cash into the team. Read More >>

Government Told to be Nicer to Vapers

A committee of MPs looking into the modern issue of vaping has declared it basically a good thing that should be encouraged, as current thinking suggests there's little evidence that e-cigs are a "gateway" to real old fashioned smoking, and that any option that keeps people away from the old cancerous type of burny-burny cigarettes ought to be embraced and more easily prescribed by doctors. Read More >>

Regularly Inhaling Chemical Gas Apparently Still Not a Great Idea for Your Health

You know how all the smokers switched from analogue cigarettes to new and supposedly healthier digital versions that need batteries and fluids purchasing from the weird shops that are popping up everywhere? Because it's so much healthier? Well, now they say switching from warm smoky air to cold apple-flavoured air isn't all that amazing a change to make, as huffing vapourised chemical compounds gives your lungs an entirely new collection of shit to deal with. Read More >>

Your Coworker’s Outdoor Smoke Break Could Still Contaminate Your Cubicle, Study Finds

Smoking has been banned in public indoor spaces for years now — and for the better — but that doesn’t necessarily mean non-smokers are free from toxic cigarette chemicals. New research published Wednesday in Science Advances suggests that not only can the chemical residue left behind by cigarette smoking find its way into “smoke-free” buildings, but it can then attach itself to aerosol particles suspended in the air that are easily inhaled by our lungs. Read More >>

Health Watchdog Wants Vaping Dens in Hospitals

Public Health England has carried out a monster review of the e-cigarette world, and has decided they're so much better for the health of smokers that vaping products should be sold in hospital shops and their use embraced on the premises, as an aid to assisting those who can't fully quit to transition to the electronic world. Read More >>

More Kids Have Tried Drugs Than Cigarettes Nowadays

There's some good news and some bad news for parents around the country today, with data from the NHS suggesting that the number of children who have tried cigarettes has fallen — hooray! — but that they're experimenting with legal highs and gases and drugs instead. Which is... we don't know. At least playing on train tracks is on the decline now they all have iPads. Read More >>

Booze and Alcohol on the Way Out as National Hobbies

Statistics looking at how UK families spend their money shows that alcohol and cigarettes are consuming less of our cash than ever before, with the average spend on booze and fags down to nearly half what it was back in the hard-partying days of the year 2000. Read More >>

We Now Know Exactly How Much Smoking Messes Up Your Lungs

We already knew smoking was bad for our lungs, but a new study shows exactly how many DNA mutations per cell are caused by sucking on those nicotine sticks. If you’re interested in obsessively quantifying your bad life choices, know that smoking a pack a day will lead to approximately 150 mutations per lung cell each year. Read More >>

Robot Smoker Sacrifices Mini Lungs to Aid Understanding of Cigarette Damage

This contraption here is a robotic cigarette smoking machine, one programmed to puff away at various intensities to see what happens. And they've loaded it up with living samples of lung tissue. Read More >>

Makers of Marlboro Getting Rid of Workers to Invest in More Vaping

Altria Group, America’s biggest tobacco company and producers of the Marlboro cigarette brand, is making workers redundant to save $300 million per year. Where are they going to put all that money? Into a true growth market: electronic cigarettes. Read More >>

Pitbull and Beyonce May Drive Kids to Drink via YouTube

YouTube videos that feature their protagonists swigging posh brandy and putting cigars out on the arms of their adoring fans might be warping the minds of a generation, with a survey suggesting that kids are exposed to an endless stream of exciting cigarette and alcohol use via online music promos -- which could lead to an increase in childhood use. Read More >>

Genetic Mutations Protect Lucky Smokers from Lung Disease

Some smokers who don't suffer any ill effects after a lifetime of sucking on the sticks of disease may simply be in possession of a better genetic makeup than their cancer riddled peers, with research suggesting that getting lucky and having the right kind of genes can protect smokers from suffering COPD in later life. Read More >>

Smokio Review: What a Great Way to Get Even More Addicted to Nicotine

A few months ago, I agreed to review a fancy new vaporiser called Smokio. No, not for fun: it seemed like it was designed to help people quit smoking. As a self-hating smoker, I couldn’t wait to try it. Little did I know this gadget would actually help me smoke more. Read More >>