On-screen smoking encourages children to take up cigarettes due to "cool factor"

Glamorous film stars who light-up on screen 'encourage children to take up smoking' 'Children start to see ways that smoking might make them seem more like a movie-star' | UPDATED: 11:13 GMT, 9 July 2012 Children who watch a lot of movies with cigarette-smoking characters are more likely to take up the habit themselves, according to a study.

Childhood cancer costs driving parents into debt

Childhood cancer costs “forcing parents into debt” Additional costs include unpaid leave from work, travel fares and care for siblings Two thirds of parents of children with cancer are being forced to borrow money to cover costs while their youngster has treatment, according to research. A survey for the charity CLIC Sargent found families struggle to meet the extra expense of accommodation, childcare, food and travel.