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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

Scotland’s Cancer Strategy: an ambitious plan that’s good news for patients

We take a look at Scotland's new cancer plan, outlining what will mean for the nation's health and for patients.

No Smoking Day: why tobacco (still) isn’t a ‘done deal’

Our new report makes some worrying predictions about how smoking will continue to affect the nation's health - but there could be a solution.

Smoking could cause disease in more than 1.3 million over the next 20 years

Tobacco will continue to devastate UK lives, with around 1.35 million new cases of smoking related illnesses expected to occur over the next 20 years.

‘I’m so upset that Stop Smoking Services are being closed down’ – Nicky’s story

Nicky, one of our Cancer Campaigns Ambassadors, shares her own personal story about why she is supporting our Big Tobacco Cough Up campaign.

World Cancer Day 2016: six ways our research helps patients across the globe

To mark World Cancer Day, we take a look at how our discoveries over the decades are helping cancer patients all over the world right now.

The Tobacco Industry should pay for damage it causes – and you can help make that happen

Our new campaign is asking the Government to make the tobacco industry pay for the damage it causes and help protect vital Stop Smoking Services.

Headlines about e-cigarettes don’t mean they’re ‘not safer than tobacco’

We look behind the headlines at some recent research on e-cigarettes, asking are they safe? Can they help you quit? And do they attract kids to smoking?

How public health cuts could leave Stop Smoking Services under threat

We look at how cuts to local public health budgets are leaving vital Stop Smoking Services under threat.

Stop Smoking Services at threat as funding comes under pressure

Around forty per cent of local authorities in England are cutting budgets to stop smoking services according to Cancer Research UK.

Electronic cigarette brand approved as a licensed medicine in UK

UK’s medicines licensing agency has cleared the way for a brand of e-cigarette to be marketed as a quit-smoking aid.

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