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Quitting Smoking

Health warnings on cigarettes could deter young people

Young people are less likely to try cigarettes with the printed health warning ‘Smoking kills’ on each stick than standard cigarettes.

'Vaping should be part of support' to help smokers with mental health conditions quit

A group of health bodies and charities has called for more to be done to help smokers with mental health conditions quit, including accessing e-cigarettes.

Tobacco control plan for England published

The Department of Health has published its long-awaited Tobacco Control Plan for England.

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.

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.

E-cigarettes safer than smoking says long-term study

E-cigarettes are less toxic and safer to use compared to conventional cigarettes, according to research published in Annals of Internal Medicine

Personalised invite can encourage more people to quit smoking through Stop Smoking Services

Giving smokers personalised information about their risk of ill health can double the chance of them using NHS Stop Smoking Services.

Stop smoking services may boost mental health of people with depression

Smokers with depression who successfully quit smoking using stop smoking services may see an improvement in their mental health, according to new research.

The Great British vape off

The US Surgeon General has called e-cigarettes a national public health concern, but the picture in the UK is quite different.

Mouth cancer rates soar over 20 years

A new Cancer Research UK analysis reveals that rates of mouth (oral) cancer have jumped by 68 per cent in the UK over the last 20 years.

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