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.
Philip Morris International (PMI), the American tobacco company, and maker of Marlboro cigarettes, is buying Vectura, the British respiratory drugs company.
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.