Sign up for Englemed updates from TwitterSign up for Englemed updates from Facebook
Contact Englemed
Our contact email address.
We can provide a specialist, tailored health and medical news service for your site.
Click here for more information
RSS graphic XML Graphic Add to Google
About Englemed news services - services and policies.
Englemed News Blog - Ten years and counting.
Diary of a reluctant allergy sufferer - How the British National Health Service deals with allergy.
BookshopFor books on women's health, healthy eating ideas, mental health issues, diabetes, etc click here
Copyright Notice. All reports, text and layout copyright Englemed Ltd, 52 Perry Avenue, Birmingham UK B42 2NE. Co Registered in England No 7053778 Some photos copyright Englemed Ltd, others may be used with permission of copyright owners.
Disclaimer: Englemed is a news service and does not provide health advice. Advice should be taken from a medical professional or appropriate health professional about any course of treatment or therapy.
Dermatological map could lead to new treatments
Fri January 22nd - A newly created skin cell map offers a “huge leap” in understanding of disease and could pave the way for potential drug treatments for painful skin diseases, British researchers say. More
Half a million doctors needed for cancer surgery
Fri January 22nd - The world will need half a million more doctors in the next 20 years, just to cope with growing demand for cancer surgery, according to a major new analysis. More
On 09/10/2020 William Haworth wrote:
How long is recovery time after proceedure... on Ablation cuts atrial fibrillat...
On 04/08/2020 VICKY P ADAM wrote:
I would like to thank WORLD HERBS CLINIC for reve... on Medieval remedy for bacterial ...
On 29/07/2020 Amdre wrote:
When i read many blogs online about cure to HSV, a... on Medieval remedy for bacterial ...
On 14/07/2020 margret wrote:
I was diagnosed of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclero... on Heart abnormalities revealed i...
On 08/02/2018 David Kelly wrote:
Would you like to write a piece about this to be i... on Researchers unveil new pain re...

Pubs kick smoking plan into touch

Thursday October 8th, 2009

Photo of man smokingThe British government gained backing from footballers but not pub landlords today for its drive to get the nation to quit smoking.

A new 'fantasy football' team, Smokefree United, has been formed to encourage lovers of the sport to give up.

The team is being led by star Ian Wright, who will be sending out motivational emails to fans.

NHS Stop Smoking Services said that as many as 41 per cent of male smokers in England regard themselves as footballers - and most would like to quit to make themselves fitter.

Footballer John Barnes said: "Quitting smoking will have a huge impact on your game and you'll immediately become more competitive because your cardiovascular fitness will improve, increasing the amount of time you'll be able to spend on the pitch."

But there was disappointing news for campaigners from a survey of pub landlords, carried out by the British Heart Foundation.

Some two thirds of landlords claimed it would be impossible to implement proposed new laws requiring them to prevent under-age buyers from using cigarette vending machines.

It is proposed that bar staff should use remote controls to let customers use vending machines after checking their ID.

Calling for a full ban, the BHF said its survey showed that pubs would not be financially hit by getting rid of vending machines - as most earn no more than ?500 a year.

BHF chief executive Peter Hollins said: "The Government?s proposals are unworkable and unrealistic. The message from the pub industry is loud and clear, they can't make these proposals work and the loose change they make from these machines isn't worth the hassle of keeping them."

Tags: Drug and Alcohol Abuse | General Health | Menís Health | Respiratory | UK News

Printer friendly page Printer friendly page