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

Quitting Smoking

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.

Australia’s plain cigarette packs are ‘putting teens off smoking’

The introduction of plain, standardised packaging for cigarettes in Australia is putting teens off taking up the lethal addiction.

Cuts to public health funding are crippling Stop Smoking Services

Our new report reveals that budget cuts across England mean councils are struggling to fund vital Stop Smoking Services.

Stop smoking services under threat as budgets are cut

Stop Smoking Services across England are facing ongoing budget cuts after six in ten local authorities were forced to reduce their funding in the last year.

Stoptober 2016: Could E-cigarettes help Stop Smoking Services beat addiction?

We look at how e-cigarettes are helping people quit smoking with the help of local Stop Smoking Services.