Cigarette substitutes: 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? Can they help you quit?
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 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.
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.
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) is a term used to describe the sudden and unexpected death of a baby.
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.
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.
Most coughs are caused by viruses which inflame the throat, windpipe or lungs. Here are some tips to relieve a chesty, dry or persistent cough.