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The latest news in cancer research, health and policy by Cancer Research UK.

We cover developments in cancer treatments, research into cancer risk and diagnosis as well as the latest cancer science stories. You'll also find analysis and comment on health and cancer policy. 

Tobacco Control

This is the end of tobacco advertising

With branding finally gone from cigarette packs, we look at the effect that plain, standardised cigarette packaging could have.

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.

General Election 2017: 4 things we want political parties to focus on

We look at the most important areas that parties need to focus on to tackle cancer ahead of the General Election.

Plain cigarette packaging may reduce smoking rates

Plain, standardised packaging for cigarettes may reduce the number of people who smoke, according to a new review of evidence.

Global smoking rates have fallen since introduction of international tobacco control strategy

Smoking rates have fallen globally since the World Health Organisation (WHO) introduced a treaty aimed at reducing tobacco demand, according to a new study.

£760 million annual bill from smoking ‘adding to social care crisis’

Smoking is costing local authorities in England £760 million a year in social care, a new report warns.

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.

7 tweets that defined cancer policy in 2016

We pick out 7 top stories from the world of cancer policy and politics that defined 2016.

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.

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.

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