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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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Stop Smoking Services at threat as funding comes under pressure

Around forty per cent of local authorities in England are cutting budgets to stop smoking services according to Cancer Research UK.

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Electronic cigarette brand approved as a licensed medicine in UK

UK’s medicines licensing agency has cleared the way for a brand of e-cigarette to be marketed as a quit-smoking aid.

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Women’s lung cancer cases hit 20,000

Cases of lung cancer in women have reached 20,000 a year in the UK for the first time since records began, according to new Cancer Research UK statistics

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Half a million children predicted to die from smoking as MPs head toward a vote on standard cig packs

Around 500,000 children will die from smoking when they are adults unless smoking rates are cut according to new Cancer Research UK figures.

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Cancer Research UK welcomes government action to introduce standard packs as Australia sees rapid decline in cigarette sales

Cancer Research UK today welcomed the Government’s commitment to make standard packs of tobacco and cigarettes law in the UK.
 

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Cancer Research UK backs the Government move on standard packaging for tobacco products

Cancer Research UK welcomes the Government’s renewed commitment to protecting children from the harms of tobacco marketing today.

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