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Stoptober – kick the smoking habit

During October 2014, thousands of people across England are taking part in Stoptober, a 28-day challenge to stop smoking, which leads smokers through a detailed step-by-step programme to help them achieve their aim of quitting smoking for good. Giving up … Continue reading

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Electronic cigarettes – should they be covered by the smoking ban?

Electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) are gaining in popularity. According to ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) an estimated 2.1 million adults in Great Britain currently use them. There has been a substantial rise in the number of current smokers who … Continue reading

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Smoking and work

According to new research released by the British Heart Foundation, smoking breaks and additional sick leave are costing UK businesses £8.7 billion in lost productivity every year. Most of us don’t need to be reminded of the significant health risks … Continue reading

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Smoking and increased levels of sickness absence

Anyone who has spent time in a working environment will be well aware of the consternation often caused to non-smokers by their smoking colleagues taking smoking breaks throughout the day. Simply taking two extra ten-minute smoking breaks per day would … Continue reading

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How discouraging smoking is in the interests of employers

This year’s national No Smoking Day is taking place on 14 March 2012. Most of us don’t need to be reminded of the significant health risks associated with smoking, such as: heart disease (the main cause of death amongst smokers); … Continue reading

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