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Nearly half of the cancers diagnosed in the UK each year are caused by smoking, drinking and eating the wrong things, a new review claims.

British American Tobacco becomes second tobacco company to launch legal action against Australian laws forcing tobacco products to be sold in plain packaging from next year.

Health officials in Boston, USA, have voted to ban the use of e-cigarettes in the workplace.

A leading tobacco company has dropped its Freedom of Information request to see the interviews held by researchers at Stirling University.

Organisers of the 2012 Olympic Games in London are planning to ban smoking in outdoor areas as well as indoor stadiums.

Philip Morris has launched legal action against the Australian government after parliament passed legislation banning all branding from cigarette packs.

Smoking in cars: BMA admits "error"

Fri 18th November, 2011

The British Medical Association has admitted that its claim that smoking in cars generates 23 times more toxins than you would find in a smoky bar is wrong.

Doctors call for smoking ban in cars

Wed 16th November, 2011

Ministers should ban all smoking in cars to protect children from harmful levels of second-hand smoke, says the British Medical Association.

A mother from Pontypridd in Wales says she would rather go to prison than pay a fine of nearly £500 for dropping a cigarette outside her home.

Landmark research suggests that so-called "sin taxes" do not encourage people to give up.

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