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Latest news, press releases and blog posts from Cancer Research UK.

Quitting Smoking

The Budget 2016: a surprise sugar tax and (some) good news on tobacco

Read our reaction to the 2016 Budget, including a surprise sugar tax and some positive steps to tackle tobacco.

No Smoking Day: why tobacco (still) isn’t a ‘done deal’

Our new report makes some worrying predictions about how smoking will continue to affect the nation's health - but there could be a solution.

Smoking could cause disease in more than 1.3 million over the next 20 years

Tobacco will continue to devastate UK lives, with around 1.35 million new cases of smoking related illnesses expected to occur over the next 20 years.

‘I’m so upset that Stop Smoking Services are being closed down’ – Nicky’s story

Nicky, one of our Cancer Campaigns Ambassadors, shares her own personal story about why she is supporting our Big Tobacco Cough Up campaign.

Don’t give up on your New Year’s Resolution just yet!

Our top 10 inspirational and informative posts to help you stick to your no smoking resolution.

The Tobacco Industry should pay for damage it causes – and you can help make that happen

Our new campaign is asking the Government to make the tobacco industry pay for the damage it causes and help protect vital Stop Smoking Services.

Cancer Research UK urges government to make big tobacco cough up

Cancer Research UK is calling on the Government to make the tobacco industry pay for the damage it causes and help reduce the number of deaths linked to smoking

Headlines about e-cigarettes don’t mean they’re ‘not safer than tobacco’

We look behind the headlines at some recent research on e-cigarettes, asking are they safe? Can they help you quit? And do they attract kids to smoking?

How public health cuts could leave Stop Smoking Services under threat

We look at how cuts to local public health budgets are leaving vital Stop Smoking Services under threat.

Researchers criticise study claiming e-cigarettes may lower chances of successfully quitting

A new US study claims that smokers who don’t use e-cigarettes are more likely to quit smoking than those who use them.