Riot fears as cigarettes set to be banned from prisons in England and Wales to stop passive smoking compensation claims from officers Jails were exempt from 2007 ban but Prison Service to outlaw it 'within two years' By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:55 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:16 GMT, 3 March 2013 Prisons could be set to follow the rest of the country in introducing a smoking ban, leading to fears of unrest among inmates Prisoners are to be banned from smoking, sparking fears they might riot when they are stopped from lighting up, it was revealed today. It is believed cigarettes will be outlawed from all 123 prisons in England and Wales within the next two years, according to the People
Pupils aged just TWELVE given nicotine patches by nurses on visits to schools without telling their parents The patches are available to pupils from NHS nurses making fortnightly visits to schools in Essex Fears the patches could become a 'status symbol' among young schoolchildren By Kerry Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 10:48 GMT, 24 January 2013 | UPDATED: 07:57 GMT, 25 January 2013 Addiction: The NHS has been dishing out nicotine patches to schoolchildren as young as 12, it has emerged (FILE PHOTO) Nicotine patches are being handed out to schoolchildren as young as 12 on the NHS without their parents' knowledge, it has emerged. Nurses employed by NHS South West Essex have been distributing patches to young pupils during fortnightly visits to schools, where they speak to children confidentially
Packets of ten and menthol cigarettes could be banned by EU as they bid to stop youngsters taking up the habitProposals will have to be agreed by all Europe's health ministers Plans will also ban 'slim' cigarettes and require packs are 75 per cent covered with warnings // E-cigarettes will also have to carry warnings | UPDATED: 22:18 GMT, 19 December 2012 Packs of ten cigarettes could be banned under a European proposal to crack down on smoking. The EU’s Health and Consumer Commissioner also unveiled plans to ban menthol cigarettes and to force companies to cover three quarters of their packets with a picture warning
Another reason to rethink that late-night cigarette: Smoking DOES make your hangover worse People who smoke before drinking more likely to experience a hangover and more intense symptoms than those who don'tCigarette smoke contains the chemical acetaledhyde, which is also present in alcohol and has been linked to hangoversResearchers suggest the nicotine in cigarettes could have a negative effect on the nervous system | UPDATED: 12:19 GMT, 5 December 2012 You could regret it tomorrow: Smoking was found to worsen hangover symptoms among students in a U.S study For anyone who has had one too many drinks on a night out, a dry mouth, pounding head and nausea will be all too familiar symptoms the morning after. But now scientists say your hangover could feel a whole lot worse if you smoke as well. A team of scientists from Brown University found this effect wasn't because smokers drank more.