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Smoking addiction killed my grandfather – now it’s up to the Government to protect my son

According to a new report, England has slipped further off track for its smokefree 2030 goal. Smoking addiction killed my grandfather – it’s now up to the Government to protect my son.

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England slips further off-track for smokefree 2030 target

The UK government is almost a decade behind achieving its target for England to be smokefree by 2030, a new report reveals.

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7 images that defined cancer policy in 2022

This year, we’ve accomplished a lot in cancer policy and campaigning. From research and prevention to diagnosis, we’ve been advocating for change to beat cancer. Here are some highlights.

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Why do non-smokers face delays in getting a lung cancer diagnosis?

Up to 14% of people with lung cancer in the UK have never smoked. New research funded by us reveals why non-smokers face delays in getting diagnosed with lung cancer

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Why we need to continue to advocate for global tobacco control

This entry is part 2 of 3 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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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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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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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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