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E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices designed to look and feel like cigarettes, cigars or similar. Using an electronic cigarette is also called 'vaping'. Learn more about e-cigarettes here.

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Quitting smoking

Your body starts repairing itself as soon as you've smoked your last cigarette. Here are 7 excuses smokers use to delay quitting, and how to overcome them.

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Quit tobacco and you'll breathe easy

This World No Tobacco Day, Friday 31 May, smokers are being urged to quit using tobacco products, which in 2017, according to the World Health Organization, were responsible for 3.3 million lung disease-related deaths worldwide.

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Passive smoking

Passive or second-hand smoking occurs when a non-smoker has no choice but to breathe in smoke from other people's cigarettes, cigars or pipes. Find out how to protect yourself and your children here.

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Emphysema is a progressive lung disease usually caused by cigarette smoking. It causes shortness of breath and coughing.

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Peripheral vascular disease treament

Lifestyle changes and medicines are the main types of treatment used in the management of peripheral vascular disease (PVD). Find out about treatment options for PVD.

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Heart palpitations

Heart palpitations can come as a surprise. Here are things you can do to ease the symptoms.

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Melatonin is a hormone produced in the brain. It controls the body’s night and day cycles. Learn more here, including how melatonin levels can be adjusted.

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What is addiction?

This article describes the types, causes and signs of addiction, and where to get help.

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Healthy sleep and shift workers

Shift work disrupts your body's natural sleep rhythms. You should maintain healthy sleep habits to ensure you wake up feeling refreshed and energised.

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