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Quitting Smoking

Stop Smoking Services at threat as funding comes under pressure

Around forty per cent of local authorities in England are cutting budgets to stop smoking services according to Cancer Research UK.

Electronic cigarette brand approved as a licensed medicine in UK

UK’s medicines licensing agency has cleared the way for a brand of e-cigarette to be marketed as a quit-smoking aid.

EU tobacco regulation on track following three challenges

The EU acted lawfully in adopting rules around tobacco regulation within its Member States, according to a preliminary European Court of Justice Opinion.

One in three young Chinese men could die from smoking if trends continue

Around a third of all young men in China will eventually be killed by smoking-related diseases unless there is widespread quitting.

Could making cigarettes less addictive help people stop smoking?

One way to stop someone wanting something is to make it less appealing.

And that’s been the inspiration behind many of the current strategies and research to help...

Expert opinion – Constant craving: how can science help smokers to quit?

Ahead of a Science Museum Lates event on 30th September exploring the science of cravings, Professor Robert West from the Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research...

De-mystifying Stop Smoking Services

FACT: Support from Stop Smoking Services, when used with prescription medications, such as nicotine replacement therapies (NRT), roughly triples your chances of...

Review suggests e-cigarettes are ‘significantly less’ harmful than tobacco

An independent review has estimated e-cigarettes are at least 95 per cent less harmful than smoking tobacco.

Young people and e-cigarettes – what do the latest data tell us?

In an article co-commissioned with The Conversation, Professor Linda Bauld – Director of the Institute for Social Marketing at the University of Stirling, and Cancer...

E-cigarettes – answering the burning questions

An estimated 2.6 million people now use e-cigarettes in the UK. And this rapid rise in popularity – along with the huge range of products on sale – has meant that research...