For the second instalment in our health inequalities series, we’re looking at what’s behind differences in the causes of smoking.
Hear from a policy manager at Cancer Research UK about what they think about Phillip Morris International’s bid for pharmaceutical company Vectura.
Researchers also found the number of high-risk drinkers rose by 40%, with over 4.5 million adults classed as ‘high-risk drinkers’ during the first lockdown.
Over 11,000 cases of cancer were linked to smoking in the lowest income group, compared to around 6,000 in the highest.
Philip Morris International (PMI), the American tobacco company, and maker of Marlboro cigarettes, is buying Vectura, the British respiratory drugs company.
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.
Protective cells in the lungs of ex-smokers could explain why quitting smoking reduces the risk of developing lung cancer.
The Government proposes some new and old ways to prevent disease.
With more women dying from lung cancer than ever before, we need to better understand the links between gender and health.