Cancer news

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

Quitting Smoking

Lifestyle behind more than half a million cancers in five years

Nearly 600,000 cancers in the UK could have been avoided in the last five years if people had healthier lifestyles according to Cancer Research UK.

E-cigarettes 'help smokers cut down and quit', analysis suggests

A combined analysis of studies into e-cigarettes shows they can be useful in helping people to quit or cut down on smoking

Cancer Research UK urges the UK to follow Australia as it celebrates two years of standardised cig packs

Today marks a successful two years since plain, standardised tobacco packaging was introduced to Australia.

Another tobacco company breaches advertising code as charity urges young people to tell the industry to ‘smoke this’

An Imperial Tobacco advertisement has been said to be "harmful and irresponsible" in the latest ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority

Australian smokers warm to plain packaging rules

Many smokers in Australia have changed their minds and given a thumbs-up to plain, standardised packaging for tobacco products since its introduction

It’s lung cancer awareness month

November marks lung cancer awareness month, an important time to get people talking about the world’s biggest cancer killer.

Half of smokers using Liverpool Stop Smoking Services used e-cigs

Over half of smokers using Liverpool Stop Smoking Services have tried electronic cigarettes according to data presented at the NCRI Cancer Conference.

Smoke-free plans for London parks and squares

A move described as the biggest public health drive in the world includes plans to make 40 per cent of London smoke-free.

UK smoking rates continue to fall

The UK has seen a fall in the number of adults who smoke in the country, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Major drop in Australian smoking rates

Smoking rates in Australia have fallen 15 per cent over a three-year period that included the introduction of standardised packaging laws