Number of children who have started smoking rises by 50,000 in just one year

Number of children under 16 who have started smoking rises by 50,000 in just one yearAbout 207,000 children aged 11 to 15 started to smoke in 2011This is a sharp rise from 157,000 in 2010The figure equates to 567 children taking up the habit each dayCharity urges Government to put all cigarettes in plain standardised packs By Anthony Bond PUBLISHED: 06:46 GMT, 22 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:38 GMT, 22 March 2013 Worrying: The number of children who have taken up smoking has risen by 50,000 in just one year, research suggests.

Meningitis link to smoking in pregnancy: Cigarettes can treble child"s chance of developing the disease

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.

Smoking cigarettes DOES make your hangover worse

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.

Non-smokers regularly exposed to second-hand smoke are "at risk of damaging their memory"

Non-smokers regularly exposed to second-hand smoke are 'at risk of damaging their memory'Scientists found non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke forgot almost 20% more than non-smokers who were not exposedBoth groups out-performed smokers who forgot 30% more than those who were not exposed to second-hand smoke | UPDATED: 14:51 GMT, 13 September 2012 We all know cigarettes are bad for our health, but researchers now claim that non-smokers who are regularly exposed to second-hand smoke are at risk of damaging their memory.

Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day triples chance of brain haemorrhage

Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day triples chance of brain haemorrhageQuitting reduces the danger but heavy smokers who give up tobacco are still twice as much at risk as people who have never smoked | UPDATED: 04:47 GMT, 30 August 2012 Concerning: Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day almost triples the chances of suffering a potentially fatal brain haemorrhage Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day almost triples the chances of suffering a potentially fatal brain haemorrhage, research has shown.

Underage teenager uses fake ID with picture of cartoon character to buy alcohol at SIX shops in Nottinghamshire

Teenager uses fake ID with picture of cartoon character to buy alcohol at SIX different shopsID shows Bobby King from King of the Hill Card”s date of birth showed teenager was just 1713 shops sold alcohol without asking or accepted ID . The face may look familiar to viewers of the Channel 4 television show, King of the Hill.

Smoking at the weekends does just as much damage to the memory as daily habit

How smoking at the weekends does just as much damage to the memory as daily habit People who have a cigarette on the weekends may think they are less at risk from the health consequences than their regular smoking peers.

No smoke without fire: Cigarettes will cost one hundred million lives in UK unless current smokers quit

No smoke without fire: Cigarettes will cost one hundred million lives in UK unless current smokers quitRoyal College supports plain packaging for cigarettes on 50th anniversary of first smoking and health report Cigarettes are 50% MORE affordable now than in 1965, they say One hundred million years of life will be lost in the UK unless smokers give up their habit, experts are warning.