People eating less salt in their diets has led to a fall in the number of heart disease deaths in England, a study suggests.
Millions of Britons are putting themselves at risk of early death by failing to recognise they are obese, a report suggests.
Anti-smoking campaigners have urged Chancellor George Osborne to increase the tobacco "tax escalator" from 2% to 5% above inflation year-on-year when he announces his Budget next week.
Middle-aged people who eat a lot of animal protein may be increasing their risk of dying from cancer by as much as those who smoke a packet of cigarettes every day, a new study suggests.
For 30 years, No Smoking Day campaign posters have encouraged people to kick the habit. Here we take a look at 12 of the most creative images.
A ban on smoking in cars when children are passengers now looks set to become law after MPs gave it their backing.
Around 700 medics and health experts are calling on the government to ban smoking in cars carrying children ahead of a Commons vote on Monday.
Cumbria is officially the fattest county in England, according to data collated for the first time.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a poster advertising a brand of electronic cigarettes after concerns were raised over similarities with a major stop smoking campaign.
A charity is working to dispel the myth that all cancers are unavoidable.
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