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E-cigarettes: what we know and what we don’t

It’s been a decade since e-cigarettes first gained popularity in the UK. And as the popularity levels of e-cigarettes grew, so did the debate around them.

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Never too late to quit: protective cells could cut risk of lung cancer for ex-smokers

Protective cells in the lungs of ex-smokers could explain why quitting smoking reduces the risk of developing lung cancer.

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Postmenopausal women who used to smoke ‘at lower risk of bladder cancer’ than smokers, says study

Stopping smoking leaves postmenopausal women at a lower risk of bladder cancer than those who continue to smoke, new research confirms.

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Smokeless tobacco: 5 common questions about ‘heat not burn’ products answered 

We answer 5 common questions about heated tobacco products, from what’s in them and if they’re safe to whether they can help someone quit smoking.

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E-cigarettes almost twice as effective as nicotine replacement therapies for quitting smoking, says trial

A UK trial found that e-cigarettes were almost twice as effective for quitting smoking as other nicotine replacement treatments.

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Number of vapers tops 3 million for first time in Britain

More than 3 million people in Great Britain are now vaping, according to a new report by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH).

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Relax e-cigarette regulations to help smokers quit, say MPs

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee highlighted the potential of e-cigarettes as a stop-smoking aid in their new report.

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Prescriptions for stop smoking aids have plummeted, says report

The number of GP prescriptions for stop smoking aids in England has fallen by 75% in the last decade, according to new figures.

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Ex-smokers might be better off with high rather than low nicotine e-cigs

Vapers using low rather than high nicotine e-cigarettes may be using their devices more intensely, potentially increasing the risk of exposure to toxins.

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10 health hacks to help cut cancer risk

We asked people to share tips and tricks to make being healthy a bit easier. Each of these hacks are linked to lifestyle changes that cut could cancer risk.

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