Our policy on a Tobacco-Free UK
Cancer Research UK has bold ambitions for bringing forward the day when all cancers are cured. We also have bold ambitions for bringing forward the end of the death and disease caused by tobacco.
We believe that setting an ambition for achieving a Tobacco-Free UK, where less than 5% of the adult population smoke, is in line with the UK’s international commitment to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
By inspiring government and society to imagine all that is to be gained from an end to the tobacco epidemic, we will fire ambition and commitment to develop the policies and investment to speed progress and save thousands of lives.
FAQ: Tobacco Industry Levy
The Impact of Tobacco Use on Health Inequalities
Tobacco Key Facts
Aiming High: Why the UK should aim to be tobacco-free. A report by Cancer Research UK and the UK Health Forum.
Reading Between the Lines: Results of a survey of tobacco control leads in local authorities in England. A report by ASH, commissioned by Cancer Research UK
Taking a Reading: The impact of public health transition on tobacco control and smoking cessation services in England. A report by ASH, commissioned by Cancer Research UK
Tobacco Control Endgames: Global initiatives and implications for the UK, a report by Ruth Malone, Patricia McDaniel and Elizabeth Smith. Commissioned by Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK response to the Welsh Government's Public Health White Paper consultation
No Smoking Day: why tobacco (still) isn't a 'done deal'
How public health cuts could leave Stop Smoking Services under threat
Expert Opinion - Dr Mark Hellowell and Dr Emma Smith on 'earmarked' funding for tobacco control
Smoking Still Kills - that's why we're committed to a strategy to tackle tobacco
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