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Opinion: ‘The idea that a tobacco company might profit off my disease appals me’

Hear from a policy manager at Cancer Research UK about what they think about Phillip Morris International’s bid for pharmaceutical company Vectura.

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Smoking among young adults increased by 25% during first lockdown

The number of 18 to 34 year-olds in England who smoke increased by 25% in the first lockdown, according to a study published today in the journal Addiction and funded by Cancer Research UK.

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England: Smoking responsible for twice as many cancers in most deprived groups

Over 11,000 cases of cancer were linked to smoking in the lowest income group, compared to around 6,000 in the highest.

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UK sunburn risk: Third of adults more likely to protect their skin abroad than at home

The YouGov survey also revealed that around a fifth of adults (19%) said they’re planning to spend more time outside in the sun in the UK this year.

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11 sun safety myths debunked

Summer is upon us and we’ve put together 11 common myths around sun safety to help you through the summer months.

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Alcohol linked to more than 740,000 new cancer cases globally in 2020

1 in 25 newly diagnosed cancer cases in the last year may be associated with drinking alcohol, according to a global study published in The Lancet Oncology.

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American tobacco company offers £1bn for UK pharma firm Vectura

Philip Morris International (PMI), the American tobacco company, and maker of Marlboro cigarettes, is buying Vectura, the British respiratory drugs company.

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Men’s skin cancer rates increase by 50% over decade

Over the last 10 years, melanoma skin cancer among men in the UK has increased by almost 50%.

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Bacon, salami and sausages: How does processed and red meat cause cancer and how much matters?

How does bacon cause cancer? Research shows that moderate processed and red meat eating increases bowel cancer risk.

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Sugar and cancer – what you need to know

We tackle the myth that sugar ‘feeds’ cancer cells, and explore how the amount of sugar in our diets is cause for concern due to obesity.

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