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Mouth cancer rates soar over 20 years

A new Cancer Research UK analysis reveals that rates of mouth (oral) cancer have jumped by 68 per cent in the UK over the last 20 years.

Australia’s plain cigarette packs are ‘putting teens off smoking’

The introduction of plain, standardised packaging for cigarettes in Australia is putting teens off taking up the lethal addiction.

Cuts to public health funding are crippling Stop Smoking Services

Our new report reveals that budget cuts across England mean councils are struggling to fund vital Stop Smoking Services.

Stop smoking services under threat as budgets are cut

Stop Smoking Services across England are facing ongoing budget cuts after six in ten local authorities were forced to reduce their funding in the last year.

Stoptober 2016: Could E-cigarettes help Stop Smoking Services beat addiction?

We look at how e-cigarettes are helping people quit smoking with the help of local Stop Smoking Services.

E-cigarettes may have helped 18,000 people quit smoking in 2015

E-cigarettes may have helped about 18,000 people in England to give up smoking in 2015, according to research published in the British Medical Journal today.

World No Tobacco Day 2016: how plain packs are helping Australia’s record-low smoking rates

This World No Tobacco Day, Kylie Lindorff, from the Cancer Council Victoria, tells us about the impact plain cigarette packs are having in Australia.

From today, cigarette packs will never look the same again

The UK has become the latest country to introduce plain, standardised packaging of cigarettes, along with Australia and France.

10 common questions about e-cigarettes answered

We have the answers to 10 top questions about e-cigarettes, ranging from whether they're safe to if they can help people stop smoking.

Reducing the harm of tobacco, could e-cigarettes be part of the solution?

We look at a new report that outlines the potential for e-cigarettes to reduce the harm caused by tobacco.