Protective cells in the lungs of ex-smokers could explain why quitting smoking reduces the risk of developing lung cancer.
If smoking rates dropped to five per cent in the UK by 2035, the NHS could save £67million in just one year.
Smoking is costing local authorities in England £760 million a year in social care, a new report warns.
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.
Tobacco companies are exaggerating the need for small retailers to sell cigarettes and the impact it has on footfall and profits.
Plans to introduce plain, standardised packaging for cigarettes in the UK have been given European backing.
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.
Cancer Research UK today launched a social media campaign, #coughup, which aims to empower young people to stand up against the tobacco industry.
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