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17/04/2015 - Cancer warning on synthetic cannabis
A new generation of synthetic intoxicants poses a serious cancer risk, researchers have warned. More

31/03/2015 - E-cigarettes lure teens - study
Many teenagers are using e-cigarettes for their first experience of tobacco, researchers warned today. More

25/03/2015 - How alcohol causes liver cancer
Drinking three alcoholic drinks per day significantly raises the risk of liver cancer, experts warned today. More

24/03/2015 - Scans show how smoking harms babies
High definition scans have shown the effects of tobacco on babies in the womb, according to a new study. More

13/03/2015 - ‘Tobacco-free world’ achievable by 2040
The United Nations should lead a “turbo-charged” effort to rid the world of tobacco sale and consumption by 2040, an international group of health experts will say today. More

09/03/2015 - How tobacco kills its users
Two in three smokers are dying because of their habit, finds a new study from Australia. More

06/03/2015 - Hospitality link to smoking
Low-wage workers based in the strictest smoke-free environments may be the heaviest smokers, according to a new analysis today. More

17/02/2015 - Heart alarm fails to shake lifestyles
Only 50% of smokers who have heart attacks give up the habit after their illness, according to the disturbing findings of a European study published today. More

16/02/2015 - Youngsters quitting drink?
British young adults are increasingly turning away from alcohol, according to startling new statistics. More

11/02/2015 - Alcohol health benefits 'disappearing'
Drinking small amounts of alcohol may not convey much-touted health benefits, it is claimed today. More

11/02/2015 - Updated alcohol in pregnancy advice
Pregnant women can drink a little alcohol - but not much, according to the latest advice, published yesterday. More

30/01/2015 - Stroke risk for mid-life heavy drinkers
Middle-aged people who have more than two alcoholic drinks a day could face a greater risk of stroke than those with high blood pressure and diabetes, researchers warned last night. More

27/01/2015 - Daily drinking may be worse for liver
Daily drinking of alcohol may be worse for the liver than binge-drinking, according to Danish researchers. More

14/01/2015 - Alcohol risk from working long hours
People who work long hours face a risk of drinking too much alcohol, researchers warned today. More

30/12/2014 - Why you should cut down on alcohol - Burns
New Year’s Eve is linked in many people’s minds with alcohol – and a senior doctor is trying shock tactics to encourage lasting resolutions. More

22/12/2014 - Personal breathalysers “inaccurate” - study
People who rely on personal breathalyser kits to check their alcohol levels stand a good chance of falling foul of police checks, medical researchers have warned. More

17/12/2014 - E-cigs backed by major review
A large, reliable review of the evidence on electronic cigarettes has found that the devices can help smokers quit or cut down. More

01/12/2014 - New UK plea on tobacco packaging
Two major UK research charities today call on the government to keep a pledge to standardise tobacco packaging "as a matter of urgency" to dissuade children from taking up smoking. More

27/11/2014 - Liver disease rethink call
The UK needs a radical new approach to liver disease to prevent the NHS being overwhelmed by growing numbers of patients, experts say today. More

11/11/2014 - Genes limit alcohol benefits to a few
No more than one in six people carry genes which make alcohol good for them, according to a new study. More

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