Health minister wants ban on smoking in cars to help protect children from second-hand smoke

Health minister wants ban on smoking in cars to help protect children from second-hand smokeConfined space means the fumes other passengers breathe in can be 11 times more concentratedAround 300,000 children in the UK visit the GP each year due to second-hand smoke By Tamara Cohen PUBLISHED: 23:47 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:47 GMT, 27 February 2013 Anna Soubry is the first frontbencher to suggest the proposal Smoking in cars should be banned to protect children from second-hand smoke, a health minister declared yesterday.

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.

Smokers think they"ve quit the habit even if they still light up once or twice a day

Smokers think they've quit the habit even if they still light up once or twice a day Survey reveals 80 per cent of smokers want to quit Social smoker Just one cigarette a day increases your chance of developing coronary heart disease by 30 per cent More than half of smokers who still light up every day believe they have quit, according to a poll.