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

Tobacco Control

Most young people who try e-cigarettes don’t become regular users, says study

The majority of e-cigarette experimentation among young people doesn’t turn into regular use, according to a new study.

Teens who vape might be more likely to try cigarettes, study suggests

Adolescents who try e-cigarettes might be more likely to try conventional cigarettes, suggests a new study.

News digest – Frozen needles, a smokefree UK, microbubbles and… breaking cancer’s ‘legs’?

Frozen needles, a smokefree UK, microbubbles and how scientists in the US are trying to break cancer cells’ ‘legs’. Here’s our weekly news report.

The UK is 10 years smoke-free and there’s more at stake than just clean-smelling clothes

It’s 10 years since a trip to your local would leave you smelling like an ashtray – find out how our health has changed, and what more we need to do.

British smokers down by 1.9million since the ban

Ten years after the smoking ban, new figures from Cancer Research UK reveal there are 1.9 million* fewer smokers in Britain.

General Election 2017: What are the political parties promising for cancer and research?

A week away from the general election, we’ve put some of the manifestos under the microscope to see what they mean for cancer, research and patients.

World No Tobacco Day: Why tobacco remains a global threat

This World No Tobacco Day 2017, we’re taking a look at how tobacco poses one of the most urgent challenges of our time, and what can be done to curb the epidemic.

This is the end of tobacco advertising

With branding finally gone from cigarette packs, we look at the effect that plain, standardised cigarette packaging could have.

More than half of British vapers have now given up smoking tobacco

For the first time, less than half the people in Great Britain who use e-cigarettes also smoke tobacco cigarettes.

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