Shocking ad shows cancerous tumour growing out of cigarette in new anti-smoking campaign Department of Health ad, which cost 2.7m, will run for nine weeks on television, billboards and onlineLaunched in response to statistics which show more than a third of smokers still think the health risks are greatly exaggerated | UPDATED: 00:12 GMT, 28 December 2012 This gruesome image of a tumour growing from a cigarette is part of the Government's latest attempt to get millions of Britons to stop smoking. The new Department of Health campaign launched today is in response to statistics which show more than a third of smokers still think the health risks are greatly exaggerated
Cystic fibrosis sufferer given smoker's lungs in transplant died of cancer less than a year after operationJennifer Wederell was given the lungs of a 20-a-day smokerA year after the operation she died of cancer Husband says she would never have agreed to transplant had she known | UPDATED: 11:57 GMT, 17 December 2012 Battle: Jennifer Wederell died at the age of 27 from lung cancer.
Meningitis link to smoking in pregnancy: Cigarettes can treble child’s chance of developing the disease | UPDATED: 01:24 GMT, 10 December 2012 Scientists estimate that more than 600 children a year in Britain develop meningitis as a result of their parents' second-hand smoke (pictured posed by model) Smoking during pregnancy can treble the baby’s chance of developing meningitis, researchers warn, and children exposed to smoke from a parent’s cigarettes at home are twice as likely to have the deadly illness. Scientists estimate that more than 600 children a year in Britain develop meningitis as a result of their parents’ second-hand smoke
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.
Smoking harms your brain as well as your body: It leads to sharp decline in mental ability, warns study Test on nearly 9,000 people over 50 have shown lifestyles could damage the mind as well as the bodySmoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and a high BMI all worsen the risk | UPDATED: 00:30 GMT, 27 November 2012 Tests on 8,800 people over 50 have showed cigarettes can damage memory Smoking is known to be highly damaging to physical health, being a major factor in cancer and heart disease. Now, however, its alarming effects on the mental well-being of millions of smokers have been outlined by British scientists. Lighting up regularly has been associated with a sharp decline in the performance of the brain, according to their study.