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NHS 10-year plan: clear commitments for cancer, but no long-term fix for staff shortages

The NHS long-term plan contains ambitious commitments to diagnose more cancers earlier and boost prevention, but it lacks detail on tackling staff shortages.

‘If Philip Morris really wants people to stop smoking they should stop making cigarettes’

The world's largest tobacco company has launched a campaign to encourage people in the UK to quit smoking tobacco. But if they really wanted to make that happen, they'd...

How we estimated when obesity might catch smoking as the top cause of cancer

New figures suggest that obesity could top smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer in women by 2043. Here's how we calculated them.

Relax e-cigarette regulations to help smokers quit, say MPs

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee highlighted the potential of e-cigarettes as a stop-smoking aid in their new report.

Sharon Hodgson MP: NHS cancer staff shortages should be ‘top government priority’

We asked Sharon Hodgson, Labour MP and the Shadow Minister for Public Health, what the Labour Party wants to do to tackle cancer.

Steve Brine MP: Government’s ambition is ‘best cancer outcomes in the world’

We asked Steve Brine, Conservative MP and the Minister for Public Health, how the Government plans to tackle cancer.

Our 2017 cancer policy highlights: local, national and international

Our policy work stretches from local councils right up to the European stage. Here are our highlights from a busy 2017.

MPs launch inquiry into e-cigarettes

A parliamentary committee has launched an inquiry into the health effects of e-cigarettes, as well as how they should be regulated and their financial impact.

England’s cancer strategy: what has changed in the last two years?

Progress has been made against England's cancer strategy, including investment for radiotherapy. But more needs to be done to support the NHS workforce.

Most young people who try e-cigarettes don’t become regular users, says study

The majority of e-cigarette experimentation among young people doesn’t turn into regular use, according to a new study.

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