Grey, saggy skin, wrinkles and jowls: The stop-smoking "time machine" app that shows exactly what the habit will do to your face

Grey, saggy skin, wrinkles and jowls: The stop-smoking app that shows exactly what the habit will do to your face App shows smokers just how much they will ravage their looks Ages the face by up to 20 years to display effects of chemicals in cigarettesHas been designed to encourage younger people to quit before it's too late40 per cent of regular smokers took up the habit before they were 16 By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:46 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:15 GMT, 19 March 2013 A new smartphone app has been created to show smokers just how much they will ravage their looks if they continue to light up.

E-cigarettes "can cause more harm than smoking," experts say

E-cigarettes 'can cause more harm than smoking,' experts sayPropylene glycol in e-cigarettes can be harmful Chemical can cause acute respiratory system irritation By Susannah Butter PUBLISHED: 22:00 GMT, 26 January 2013 | UPDATED: 23:18 GMT, 26 January 2013 They are billed as a healthier alternative to smoking, yet experts now warn that electronic cigarettes may be more damaging than the habit they replace.

Pupils aged just TWELVE given nicotine patches by nurses on visits to schools without telling their parents

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.

Just one cigarette a day doubles a woman"s risk of having a fatal heart attack

Just one cigarette a day doubles a woman's risk of having a fatal heart attack | UPDATED: 21:03 GMT, 11 December 2012 Habit-forming: On average, those in the study who smoked reported that they started in their late teens Women who smoke as little as one a day are at higher risk of dying suddenly from heart attack and other heart problems, warn researchers.

Gruesome images of mouth tumours and gangrene: How every cigarette packet on sale in Australia will look from tomorrow

Gruesome images of mouth tumours and gangrene: How every cigarette packet on sale in Australia will look from tomorrow Law bans the use of logos, brand imagery, colours and promotional textAll tobacco packaging will be brown with the brand name barely visible Graphic health warning will cover at least 85% of all tobacco packaging | UPDATED: 11:03 GMT, 30 November 2012 Australia will tomorrow become the first country in the world to strip all tobacco products of branding – leaving just standardised packs covered with graphic health warnings.

"Doctors don"t always know best:" Student claims he cured debilitating bowel disease by taking up smoking

'Doctors don't always know best:' Student claims he cured debilitating bowel disease by taking up smoking Stephen Pendry, 23, struggled with crippling pain, tiredness, shortness of breath and dehydration since he was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis four years agoBut he is now completely symptom-free, thanks to a new four-a-day cigarette habitDoctors are divided over benefits of patients smoking to combat symptoms – some believe nicotine is the healer so patches, and not cigarettes, are way forward | UPDATED: 11:05 GMT, 11 September 2012 A medical student claims to have cured himself of a debilitating disease by taking up smoking.

Mothers who smoke during pregnancy "put children at risk of obesity later on"

Mothers who smoke during pregnancy 'put children at risk of obesity later on' Smoking may lead to subtle structural variations in the growing brain of the unborn baby Figures show one in seven women smoked in pregnancy in England last year | UPDATED: 19:11 GMT, 3 September 2012 Smoking during pregnancy: Could cause problems in brain development of baby Women who smoke in pregnancy could be putting their children at greater risk of being fat as teenagers, warn researchers.

Senior citizens who maintain a healthy lifestyle can expect to live up to six years longer

Senior citizens who maintain a healthy lifestyle can expect to live up to six years longerGetting healthy and quitting smoking can add five years to women's live and six years to men'sStudy also found former smokers lived just as long as those who never smoked | UPDATED: 01:01 GMT, 31 August 2012 Living a healthy lifestyle well into old age can add six years to people’s lives – even if they have a chronic disease – according to new research.

Global toll of smoking revealed as study finds women are starting to smoke at younger age

Global toll of smoking revealed as study finds women are starting habit at increasingly younger age The World Health Organisation estimates tobacco kills around 6 million people a year worldwide60% of men in Russia and 52.9% of men in China smoke Most developing nations found to have low quit rates By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 14:37 GMT, 17 August 2012 | UPDATED: 14:37 GMT, 17 August 2012 More women than ever are starting to smoke as earlier in life, say scientists Women are increasingly starting to smoke at younger ages, according to a large international study which found 'alarming patterns' of tobacco use.