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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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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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Cutting smoking rates could save the NHS £67 million a year

If smoking rates dropped to five per cent in the UK by 2035, the NHS could save £67million in just one year.

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£760 million annual bill from smoking ‘adding to social care crisis’

Smoking is costing local authorities in England £760 million a year in social care, a new report warns.

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Stop smoking services under threat as budgets are cut

Stop Smoking Services across England are facing ongoing budget cuts after six in ten local authorities were forced to reduce their funding in the last year.

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Tobacco companies ‘exaggerating need for small retailers to sell cigarettes’

Tobacco companies are exaggerating the need for small retailers to sell cigarettes and the impact it has on footfall and profits.

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UK’s policy on standardised tobacco packaging given EU backing

Plans to introduce plain, standardised packaging for cigarettes in the UK have been given European backing.

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Concern as number of people quitting smoking stalls

New figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that in recent years the number of people giving up smoking is stagnating.

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Cancer Research UK encourages young people to stand up against tobacco industry

Cancer Research UK today launched a social media campaign, #coughup, which aims to empower young people to stand up against the tobacco industry.

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Cancer Research UK urges government to make big tobacco cough up

Cancer Research UK is calling on the Government to make the tobacco industry pay for the damage it causes and help reduce the number of deaths linked to smoking

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