Tobacco company Philip Morris International has taken control of the British inhaler company Vectura despite concerns from health charities.  Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

Tobacco company Philip Morris International has taken control of the British inhaler company Vectura after winning over enough of its shareholders, de(...)

The international headquarters of the US tobacco company Philip Morris in Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

Shareholders in the asthma inhaler maker Vectura have been urged to reject a £1.1 billion (€1.29bn) takeover by the tobacco company Philip Morris Inte(...)

Stop smoking You knew it was coming. Smoking damages the lungs, causing all sorts of problems, from lung cancer to respiratory disease. And it defini(...)

It’s time to #DropOffSwitchOff in Ireland.

You know the ones who do it, the ones who leave the engines on. You might be one yourself. You see and smell the fumes and you feel them in your lu(...)

It’s time to #DropOffSwitchOff in Ireland.

You know the ones who do it, the ones who leave the engines on. You might be one yourself. You see and smell the fumes and you feel them in your lun(...)

The Commons voted by 376 to 107 last night - a majority of 269 - to give the British health secretary the power to impose a ban on smoking in cars with children present  in England. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Smoking in cars in the presence of children is to be outlawed in England by the end of the year, Downing Street has signalled, after MPs voted overwh(...)