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Campaign images inspired by old cigarette packs featuring warnings about obesity and cancer risk

People who are obese now outnumber people who smoke two to one in the UK, and excess weight trumps smoking as the leading cause of four different cancer types. People who are obese now outnumber people who smoke two to one in the UK, and excess weight trumps smoking as the leading cause of four different cancer types.

by Cancer Research UK | News | 3 July 2019

3 July 2019

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  • Policy & Insight
  • Health & Medicine

Confessions of a former junk food ad exec  

Advertiser turned campaigner, Dan Parker, talks tricks of the trade and why restrictions on junk food advertising are important.  Advertiser turned campaigner, Dan Parker, talks tricks of the trade and why restrictions on junk food advertising are important. 

by Cancer Research UK | Analysis | 25 June 2019

25 June 2019

A selection of soft drinks.

There's no convincing evidence that artificial sweeteners increase cancer risk. But can they help weight loss? We take a look at the latest research. There's no convincing evidence that artificial sweeteners increase cancer risk. But can they help weight loss? We take a look at the latest research.

by Katie Patrick | Analysis | 13 February 2019

13 February 2019

This entry is part 30 of 30 in the series Our milestones
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Junk food advertising will be banned on public transport in London from February 2019, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan confirmed today.  Junk food advertising will be banned on public transport in London from February 2019, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan confirmed today. 

by Cancer Research UK | News | 23 November 2018

23 November 2018

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New figures suggest that obesity could top smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer in women by 2043. Here's how we calculated them. New figures suggest that obesity could top smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer in women by 2043. Here's how we calculated them.

by Katie Roberts | Analysis | 24 September 2018

24 September 2018

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The Government has launched its ambition to halve childhood obesity by 2030. To reach this, junk food marketing restrictions must be introduced without delay. The Government has launched its ambition to halve childhood obesity by 2030. To reach this, junk food marketing restrictions must be introduced without delay.

by Alex Kenney | Analysis | 26 June 2018

26 June 2018