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Artist David Hockney, a prominent smokers' rights campaigner, has been appointed a member of the Order of Merit by the Queen.

Some of the biggest names in tobacco are poised to launch a generation of "harm reduction" devices that could eventually replace cigarettes.

Colleagues of Sue Carroll have been paying tribute to the Daily Mirror columnist who died of pancreatic cancer on Christmas Day aged 58.

People are being hoodwinked by glitzy cigarette packaging with more than a quarter of young smokers making health assumptions based on branding, according to a new report.

Legislation to stop people from smoking in cars carrying children will not be introduced during this assembly term, the Welsh government has decided.

Nearly half of the cancers diagnosed in the UK each year are caused by smoking, drinking and eating the wrong things, a new review claims.

British American Tobacco becomes second tobacco company to launch legal action against Australian laws forcing tobacco products to be sold in plain packaging from next year.

Health officials in Boston, USA, have voted to ban the use of e-cigarettes in the workplace.

A leading tobacco company has dropped its Freedom of Information request to see the interviews held by researchers at Stirling University.

Organisers of the 2012 Olympic Games in London are planning to ban smoking in outdoor areas as well as indoor stadiums.

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