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

Quitting Smoking

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.

E-cigarettes may have helped 18,000 people quit smoking in 2015

E-cigarettes may have helped about 18,000 people in England to give up smoking in 2015, according to research published in the British Medical Journal today.

World No Tobacco Day 2016: how plain packs are helping Australia’s record-low smoking rates

This World No Tobacco Day, Kylie Lindorff, from the Cancer Council Victoria, tells us about the impact plain cigarette packs are having in Australia.

From today, cigarette packs will never look the same again

The UK has become the latest country to introduce plain, standardised packaging of cigarettes, along with Australia and France.

10 common questions about e-cigarettes answered

We have the answers to 10 top questions about e-cigarettes, ranging from whether they're safe to if they can help people stop smoking.

Reducing the harm of tobacco, could e-cigarettes be part of the solution?

We look at a new report that outlines the potential for e-cigarettes to reduce the harm caused by tobacco.

The Budget 2016: a surprise sugar tax and (some) good news on tobacco

Read our reaction to the 2016 Budget, including a surprise sugar tax and some positive steps to tackle tobacco.

No Smoking Day: why tobacco (still) isn’t a ‘done deal’

Our new report makes some worrying predictions about how smoking will continue to affect the nation's health - but there could be a solution.

Smoking could cause disease in more than 1.3 million over the next 20 years

Tobacco will continue to devastate UK lives, with around 1.35 million new cases of smoking related illnesses expected to occur over the next 20 years.

‘I’m so upset that Stop Smoking Services are being closed down’ – Nicky’s story

Nicky, one of our Cancer Campaigns Ambassadors, shares her own personal story about why she is supporting our Big Tobacco Cough Up campaign.