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Opinion: ‘Widening health inequalities in England should be a wake-up call for the Government’

Life expectancy has failed to increase for a decade across England for the first time in 100 years. And cuts to stop smoking services are part of the problem.

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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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Government says England will be smokefree by 2030. But how will it get there?

The Government proposes some new and old ways to prevent disease.

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Lung cancer deaths in women are increasing globally. It’s a hidden but preventable epidemic

With more women dying from lung cancer than ever before, we need to better understand the links between gender and health.

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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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Stop Smoking Services stubbed out across England

Government funding cuts have led to declining Stop Smoking Services across England, a new report has revealed.

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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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Half a million fewer deaths from lung cancer in 40 years

Lung cancer death rates in men have plummeted since 1979 with nearly 500,000 fewer deaths than would have been expected if the rate had stayed the same

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Science Surgery: ‘Why do never-smokers get lung cancer?’

This entry is part 12 of 23 in the series Science Surgery

We don’t always know why never-smokers develop lung cancer, but the data suggests that genetics play a role, as well as environmental or occupational exposures.

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‘If Philip Morris really wants people to stop smoking they should stop making cigarettes’

The world’s largest tobacco company launched a campaign to encourage people to quit smoking. But if they wanted that to happen, they’d stop making cigarettes.

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