Passive or second-hand smoking occurs when a non-smoker involuntarily breathes in smoke from other people's cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars or pipes.
Smoking and pregnancy
Find out how smoking affects your fertility and pregnancy, and why quitting smoking will improve your health and give your baby the best start in life.
Quit tobacco and you'll breathe easy
According to the World Health Organization, tobacco products were responsible for 3.3 million lung disease-related deaths worldwide in 2017.
Cigarette substitutes like e-cigarettes: how safe or effective are the alternatives to tobacco?
Alternatives to cigarettes, such as e-cigarettes (vaping), are available, but just how safe are these smoking substitutes?
Medicines to treat nicotine dependence
Learn how over the counter and prescription medicines, along with professional quit smoking services, can help you to quit smoking.
Living with GORD
Information on living with GORD on this page, plus links to trusted resources.
Obesity at conception linked to pregnancy complications
Women should lose weight before getting pregnant if they're obese or overweight, experts say, as excess weight at conception is linked to pregnancy complications.
Meningococcal disease is a serious infection caused by Meningococcus bacteria. It can develop quickly, and it can be fatal. Learn about the bacteria and how it’s spread, common symptoms and when to seek medical attention.
E-cigarettes (vaping) are battery-operated devices designed to look and feel like cigarettes, cigars or similar. Vaping has been linked to serious health problems.
Learn more about symptoms and treatments for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), which is caused by stomach acid leaking into the oesophagus.