Oral health

Early detection is key

A look at the importance of improving the discovery of mouth cancer.

Just two out of 14 Scottish health boards meet smoking target

Alex Cole-Hamilton, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader, has said the Scottish Government are running out of puff as he revealed that the health service’s target for helping people quit smoking has been...

400,000 pregnant women vaping daily, survey reveals

Figures from the UK Addiction Treatment Group shared with ITV News show that 5.1m adults in the UK vape daily and, in most cases, multiple times.

We need more regulation, says UK’s largest vape manufacturer

British American Tobacco (BAT), the UK’s largest listed tobacco and vaping company, has launched a multi-pronged media campaign urging new regulations be introduced so the vaping industry can fulfil...

Scotland launches vaping campaign

A new marketing campaign informing parents, carers and school pupils of the dangers of vaping has been launched by the Scottish Government.

NHS Update: Oral healthcare for autistic children

November’s ‘NHS Dentistry and Oral Health Update’ announced the publication of a new clinical standard to improve the oral health of autistic children and young people. Jason Wong, interim chief...

4,000 teeth extracted from children in Plymouth

The British Dental Association (BDA) has said data secured by LBC underlines the case for radical and urgent action to restore NHS dentistry.

Hospital gives out vapes in quit smoking drive

A new team will be positioned outside the entrance of Hull Royal Infirmary from November 21, 2023, offering staff and visitors who smoke and are over the age of 18 the opportunity to swap their...

Teen wins ‘against the odds’ award for her transformational story

Lottie Simmonds, a 16-year-old from Caterham, has won an ‘Against the Odds’ award for the orthodontic treatment, which transformed the course of her life. Lottie entered the competition to celebrate...

Children ‘unable to eat solid foods’ due to tooth decay, says report

A report carried out for Devon Council shows that tooth decay amongst children in the area is five times the national average.

Seven countries, 1.3m lives lost – the devastating impact of tobacco revealed

Every year 1.3m lives are lost to cancers caused by smoking tobacco across the UK, US, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, according to a new Cancer Research UK study. 

Quitting smoking cuts your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 30–40 per cent

The brief, jointly developed by WHO, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the University of Newcastle, unveils quitting smoking can lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by as much...