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Tobacco Control

Research shows most children do not regularly use e-cigarettes

Children aged 11 to 16 who have never smoked do not regularly use e-cigarettes, according to new Cancer Research UK data.

Tobacco additives may have helped ‘promote addiction’

Tobacco researchers identified additives that could have made cigarettes more acceptable and addictive, according to a new analysis of tobacco company documents

‘Smoking Still Kills’ – that’s why we’re committed to a strategy to tackle tobacco

Yesterday, our chief executive, Harpal Kumar, spoke at the Parliamentary launch of Action on Smoking and Health’s (ASH) new report, Smoking Still Kills.

The report...

Welsh Government proposes banning e-cigarettes in public places

A new Welsh bill has set out proposals for banning e-cigarettes indoors, due to fears the devices could make tobacco smoking seem normal again.

How do you sell death? The tangled world of illicit tobacco

Tobacco companies make more profit every year than Coca Cola, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Google, and Disney combined – a staggering £30 billion.

That vast amount of...

MPs accepted tobacco company freebies over last five years

Dozens of MPs have accepted hospitality from major tobacco companies over the last five years.

Daily users of ‘tank’-style e-cigarettes ‘more likely to quit tobacco’

Smokers who use e-cigarettes seemed to be most likely to have stopped smoking if they regularly use the newer generation ‘tank’-style devices.

Regular e-cigarette use low among teens, analysis suggests

Only a minority of teenagers who try e-cigarettes go on to become regular users, according to two surveys of children in Wales.

13 things that shaped our campaign for standardised cigarette packaging

In May 2012 – facing widespread post-recession cynicism about the future of public health policy – the Director-General of the World Health Organisation, Dr Margaret Chan...

Experts want a tobacco-free world in 25 years

Experts have called for a global campaign that could lead to a tobacco-free world by 2040.