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

Quitting Smoking

Expert opinion – Constant craving: how can science help smokers to quit?

Ahead of a Science Museum Lates event on 30th September exploring the science of cravings, Professor Robert West from the Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research...

De-mystifying Stop Smoking Services

FACT: Support from Stop Smoking Services, when used with prescription medications, such as nicotine replacement therapies (NRT), roughly triples your chances of...

Review suggests e-cigarettes are ‘significantly less’ harmful than tobacco

An independent review has estimated e-cigarettes are at least 95 per cent less harmful than smoking tobacco.

Young people and e-cigarettes – what do the latest data tell us?

In an article co-commissioned with The Conversation, Professor Linda Bauld – Director of the Institute for Social Marketing at the University of Stirling, and Cancer...

E-cigarettes – answering the burning questions

An estimated 2.6 million people now use e-cigarettes in the UK. And this rapid rise in popularity – along with the huge range of products on sale – has meant that research...

Research shows most children do not regularly use e-cigarettes

Children aged 11 to 16 who have never smoked do not regularly use e-cigarettes, according to new Cancer Research UK data.

‘Smoking Still Kills’ – that’s why we’re committed to a strategy to tackle tobacco

Yesterday, our chief executive, Harpal Kumar, spoke at the Parliamentary launch of Action on Smoking and Health’s (ASH) new report, Smoking Still Kills.

The report...

Welsh Government proposes banning e-cigarettes in public places

A new Welsh bill has set out proposals for banning e-cigarettes indoors, due to fears the devices could make tobacco smoking seem normal again.

Financial incentives could help smokers quit says US study

A team at the University of Pennsylvania found that financial incentives, offered as a reward, gave smokers extra motivation to quit.

Daily users of ‘tank’-style e-cigarettes ‘more likely to quit tobacco’

Smokers who use e-cigarettes seemed to be most likely to have stopped smoking if they regularly use the newer generation ‘tank’-style devices.