Bbc news

VIDEO AND AUDIO NEWS Health campaigners welcome the move

Find information and campaigns about smoking

SEE ALSO Consultation on smoking age rule
03 Jul 06 Health ‘One puff’ link to future smoking
24 May 06 Health Smoking age ‘should rise to 18’
18 Jun 05 Health
RELATED INTERNET LINKS Department of Health Trading Standards Institute BMA Forest Ash The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

TOP HEALTH STORIES Stem cell method put to the test
Hospitals ‘eyeing private market’
Low vitamin D ‘Parkinson’s link’


  • Online networking ‘harms health’

Most popular now, in detail

  • Deadliest US sniper is shot dead
  • First US strike under new IS plan
  • Actress cleavage tweet sparks anger
  • Campaigns seize on Scotland pledge
  • What makes a global top 10 university?
  • ‘Stand up’ says Kanye West to wheelchair user
  • Belgian murderer wins ‘right to die’
  • The church described as a ‘symbol of evil’
  • Ukraine MPs to ratify key EU deal
  • Apple releases U2 album removal tool

Most popular now, in detail herbal cigarettes american indian: health & personal care

Many of us smoke due to stress. I bought my first pack of smokes after 15 solid years of having given up smoking. Unfortunately, it’s exactly like riding a bike and I was back to chain smoking (American Spirit Menthols) like a winter chimney. And of course back also were the smells and coughing. I did research, found these, threw the tobacco in the trash, and then sat on my hands and waited patiently. This did ship fast, arriving within a few days. I must b honest, I’ve tried other herbal brands that tasted like lawn clippings and burnt down way too fast. So despite the rave reviews here, I was hoping for the best, but prepared for the worst. The packaging was perfect for the carton and all arrived in great care. I opened a plain white pack, pulled out a cigarette which looks exactly like any other filtered smoke. I drew it under my nose, and found a very fresh, clean, herbal scent, instead of the bitterness of tobacco. I lit the cigarette, and found them tightly well packed, so they burn evenly, without popping or an overly fast burn. Despite my love for menthol, I found these to taste very similar to regular cigs I’ve had, and the smell is still a smoke smell, but it’s a slightly cleaner, less noxious scent. After being without smokes for that few days, it’s safe to say that I inhaled deeply, practically drawing it down to my toes (I know smokers know what I’m talking about). And then something happened, somewhere between 1/2 & 3/4ths into the cigarette I had the most all encompassing sense of relaxation. I was calm, where by nature and despite meditation, i’m anxious. I thought maybe it was just because I’d gone without, but then that same exact feeling of calm would repeat every time I’d have one.Read more