Monthly Archives: October 2020

Health benefits of nicotine Matt Eagles smoked his first cigarettes — which he bought quite easily from the local newsagent — aged 12. ‘I was the sort of kid who just liked being naughty, but it soon became a regular habit,’ says the 51-year-old from Cuddington, Cheshire. It’s a story familiar to millions, but while smoking is universally […]

Silent suffering: another women’s problem At Liverpool Street Station in London at rush hour, Helen McLaughlin was overcome by waves of agonising pain — then she fainted. ‘I was waiting for my boyfriend and lost consciousness as the pain in my abdomen was so intense,’ she recalls. ‘I couldn’t speak or breathe. I kept coming round then fainting again, […]