Our policy on a Tobacco-Free UK

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Get in touch with our policy team to find out more information about our work and our policies.

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Cancer Research UK has bold ambitions beating cancer sooner. We also have bold ambitions ending death and disease caused by tobacco.

We believe that setting an ambition for achieving a Tobacco-Free UK, where less than 5% of the adult population smoke across all socio-economic groups, is in line with the UK’s international commitment to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

By inspiring government and society to imagine all that is to be gained from an end to the tobacco epidemic, we are committed to develop the policies and investment to speed progress and save thousands of lives.

Support those who want to stop smoking

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Your local service that helps people quit smoking could be at risk as a result of cuts to public health funding. 

Protect Stop Smoking Services

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