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Why we need to continue to advocate for global tobacco control

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series CRUK Global

In the last 2 years, our partner, the Nepal Development Research Institute, have successfully advocated for increases in tobacco tax in Nepal.

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Ending smoking could more than halve England’s cancer inequality gap

It’s known that people from more deprived backgrounds are more likely to get cancer. New analysis from Cancer Research UK…

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How our global activity is tackling cancer prevention in low- and middle-income countries

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series CRUK Global

Focusing on cancer prevention globally is essential; we cannot say we have beaten cancer until we have beaten it everywhere.

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Steps towards a smokefree society

For some, a world where cigarettes don’t exist might be difficult to imagine. Less than 30 years ago it would’ve…

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Making real change: 4 ways we’ve influenced cancer policy

From restricting sunbed use for under 18s, to banning smoking at work and in public places, here are 4 ways we’ve influenced cancer policy and made real change.

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Health inequalities: Why do people smoke if they know it’s bad for them?

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Health inequalities

For the second instalment in our health inequalities series, we’re looking at what’s behind differences in the causes of smoking.

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Javid’s war on cancer can’t leave people behind

We’ve had plans before. What we need is leadership, commitment and competence. Addressing cancer inequalities and cancer prevention must be central to the plan.

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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

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.

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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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