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Quitting Smoking

It’s lung cancer awareness month

November marks lung cancer awareness month, an important time to get people talking about the world’s biggest cancer killer.

Half of smokers using Liverpool Stop Smoking Services used e-cigs

Over half of smokers using Liverpool Stop Smoking Services have tried electronic cigarettes according to data presented at the NCRI Cancer Conference.

Smoke-free plans for London parks and squares

A move described as the biggest public health drive in the world includes plans to make 40 per cent of London smoke-free.

UK smoking rates continue to fall

The UK has seen a fall in the number of adults who smoke in the country, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Major drop in Australian smoking rates

Smoking rates in Australia have fallen 15 per cent over a three-year period that included the introduction of standardised packaging laws

Four in 10 pancreatic cancers could be prevented by lifestyle changes

Almost 40 per cent of pancreatic cancers – one of the deadliest forms of cancer – could be avoided by maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking.

Researchers question e-cigarette regulation

Public health specialists ihave urged the World Health Organisation (WHO) not to "control and suppress" e-cigarettes.

Research links e-cigarette use to ‘quit success’

Smokers trying to quit without medication or professional support could be 60 per cent more likely to succeed with ‘e-cigarettes’.

More than 2 million now regularly using electronic cigarettes

The number of adults in Britain who use electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has tripled over the past two years, according to ASH

Tripling tobacco taxes to prevent 200 million premature deaths

Tripling tobacco tax globally would cut smoking by a third and prevent 200M premature deaths this century from lung cancer and other diseases.