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‘Huge positive implications’ – tobacco use declining worldwide
With tobacco use on the decline across the globe, we hear about the significant impact this will have on the…
Dentistry
Tobacco use declining worldwide, says WHO
Published today, a World Health Organization (WHO) report has found that tobacco use is declining across the globe.  The findings…
Dentistry
Why Stoptober is so important in dentistry
As Stoptober draws to a close, we hear from a leading dentist about why he thinks dental professionals are a…
Dentistry
Increase smoking age by one year every year, says Rishi Sunak
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is considering anti-smoking measures that would effectively ban the next generation from buying cigarettes.  Speaking at…
Breaking news
Vaping – new study to look into long-term impact of e-cigarettes
Researchers are looking into the long-term impact of vaping on the cardiovascular system as part of a new study. A…
Dentistry
How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 30 September 2023
It’s been a busy week for dental news. Missed it? Here’s what’s happened over the past seven days… Introducing Laboratory’s…
Dentistry
Ban smoking and vaping in school to protect young people, says WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for a ban on smoking and vaping in schools to protect young people.…
Dentistry
Vapes ‘95% safer’ than cigarettes messaging was unwise, says health expert
A leading health expert has argued that the message that vapes are ‘95% safer’ than cigarettes has backfired.  Dr Mike…
Dentistry
Vaping not a gateway to smoking tobacco, says study
Vaping does not act as a gateway into smoking, according to ‘the most comprehensive study’ into the topic. Research led…
Health & research
One in five report using e-cigarettes at least monthly
About one in five respondents use e-cigarettes at least monthly and one in ten use them every day. According to…
Health & research
Children increasingly exposed to vapes on display in shops
Children are increasingly exposed to e-cigarettes on display in shops – and are more likely to buy from small shops.…
Oral health
Middle-age lung screening to be offered to smokers and ex-smokers
Everyone who has ever smoked tobacco in England will be offered lung screenings when they hit middle age.  The new…
Oral health
Ministers urged to crack down on vape marketing to children
The ‘insidious’ marketing of vapes to young people is leaving them so addicted to nicotine they can’t concentrate on lessons.…
Marketing
Canada first country to put health messages on individual cigarettes
Health warnings will be printed on individual cigarettes in Canada in a first-of-its-kind move to combat smoking. According to Health…
Oral health
Vaping ‘should be prescribed’ to reduce oral health risks, says dentist
Tests reveal that some vapes available in the UK that claim to be ‘nicotine-free’ actually contain the same level of…
Health & research
Target for smoke-free England by 2030 ‘will be missed by nearly a decade’
The current target for a smoke free England by 2030 will take an extra 10 years to achieve, according to…
Oral health
New Zealand bans cigarettes for future generations
New Zealand has passed legislation that will gradually phase in a tobacco ban from next year. The law, which was…
Oral health
Vaping and oral health – an update for the dental team
As headlines concerning e-cigarettes continue to dominate the news, Dr Richard Holliday and Professor Elaine McColl talk through the impact…
Oral health
Smoke-free by 2030 – why vaping is a threat to young people’s lives
‘England’s 2030 smoke-free ambition is missing a point – vaping is a threat to young people’s health.’ With a new…
Oral health
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