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Behaviour change

Smoking rates lowest ever

In 2015, 17.2% of people aged 18 years and over in the UK smoked cigarettes. This represents a significant reduction from 20.1% in 2010 and is the lowest level on record

Low-level smoking still kills

Consistently smoking just one cigarette daily increases the risk of death compared to people who never smoke, a new study from the USA has found

Passive smoking encourages tooth decay

Infants exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke when they are four months old may be twice as likely to develop dental caries at three years of age as unexposed children, Japanese research suggests.

Smoking hastens MS decline

People who continued to smoke after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) converted to secondary progressive MS (SPMS) more rapidly than those who quit, according to research from Sweden

Smokers risk second cancer

Smoking cigarettes before an initial diagnosis of smoking-related cancer increases mortality and the risk of developing a second smoking-associated malignancy in those who initially survive lung, bladder, kidney, and head and neck cancers, a study has shown.

Quit smoking support

Helping patients to quit smoking involves communicating in a sensitive and client-centred manner, writes Deborah Duncan

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