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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

Cuts to public health funding are crippling Stop Smoking Services

Our new report reveals that budget cuts across England mean councils are struggling to fund vital Stop Smoking Services.

Tobacco companies 'exaggerating need for small retailers to sell cigarettes'

Tobacco companies are exaggerating the need for small retailers to sell cigarettes and the impact it has on footfall and profits.

Our Local Cancer Statistics website – three years on

We explore how local data is shaping cancer services in your area.

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.

Cancer Research UK congratulates public health minister Jane Ellison on receiving WHO award

Public Health Minister Jane Ellison MP has been awarded the World Health Organisation Director-General Special Award ahead of World No Tobacco Day.

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.

UK’s policy on standardised tobacco packaging given EU backing

Plans to introduce plain, standardised packaging for cigarettes in the UK have been given European backing.

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.