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Image of person holding cigarette packet with text 'Smoking is still the biggest preventable cause of cancer' for our Smokefree campaign

The results of a Government consultation to the propose age of sale legislation have been published today. But what do these results mean and what are the next steps on our road to a smokefree generation? The results of a Government consultation to the propose age of sale legislation have been published today. But what do these results mean and what are the next steps on our road to a smokefree generation?

by Alizee Froguel | Analysis | 29 January 2024

29 January 2024

A cloud of smoke from a cigarette

The decline in smoking prevalence in England has nearly ground to a halt since the start of the pandemic, according to a new study The decline in smoking prevalence in England has nearly ground to a halt since the start of the pandemic, according to a new study

by Jacob Smith | News | 14 December 2023

14 December 2023

4 cigarettes in a pile

Councillor Chris Kennedy writes about his experiences of smoking, and why he hopes the UK Government keep their promise to raise the minimum age of sale. Councillor Chris Kennedy writes about his experiences of smoking, and why he hopes the UK Government keep their promise to raise the minimum age of sale.

by Chris Kennedy | Opinion | 27 November 2023

27 November 2023

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak speaks at the 2023 Conservative Party Conference

Ian Walker reflects on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's announcements on tobacco at the Conservative Party Conference on Wednesday Ian Walker reflects on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's announcements on tobacco at the Conservative Party Conference on Wednesday

by Ian Walker | Opinion | 6 October 2023

6 October 2023

Cancer Research UK Campaigners outside number 10 Downing street with MPs Bob Blackman, John McNally and Martyn Day.

On Wednesday 13 September, Cancer Research UK Ambassadors and staff headed to Number 10, joined by cross-party Councillors, MPs, Cancer Research UK partners and representatives from other health charities to hand in our Smokefree UK petition. On Wednesday 13 September, Cancer Research UK Ambassadors and staff headed to Number 10, joined by cross-party Councillors, MPs, Cancer Research UK partners and representatives from other health charities to hand in our Smokefree UK petition.

by Sam Johnson-Audini | News | 29 September 2023

29 September 2023

broken cigarette on yellow background

Cancer Research UK's latest analysis has revealed that the most deprived of the population in England won’t be smokefree until after 2050. Cancer Research UK's latest analysis has revealed that the most deprived of the population in England won’t be smokefree until after 2050.

by Sophie Wedekind | News | 28 September 2023

28 September 2023

4 cigarettes in a pile

Alice Wiseman, Director of Public Health for Gateshead and Association of Directors of Public Health Board Member, explains why she believes the Government need to commit to a tobacco-free future for the next generation Alice Wiseman, Director of Public Health for Gateshead and Association of Directors of Public Health Board Member, explains why she believes the Government need to commit to a tobacco-free future for the next generation

by Alice Wiseman | Opinion | 30 June 2023

30 June 2023

a smoking cigarette

New analysis released on World No Tobacco Day by Cancer Research UK estimates that tobacco causes the death of one person every five minutes in the UK New analysis released on World No Tobacco Day by Cancer Research UK estimates that tobacco causes the death of one person every five minutes in the UK

by Amy Warnock | News | 31 May 2023

31 May 2023

Photograph of a crushed cigarette

Ian Walker covers the inequalities associated with smoking, as well as outlining how the Government could take steps to make the UK smokefree. Ian Walker covers the inequalities associated with smoking, as well as outlining how the Government could take steps to make the UK smokefree.

by Ian Walker | Opinion | 31 March 2023

31 March 2023

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Ian Walker on smoking
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Ian Walker describes how with swift political action we could prevent thousands of cancer deaths every year. Ian Walker describes how with swift political action we could prevent thousands of cancer deaths every year.

by Ian Walker | Opinion | 24 March 2023

24 March 2023

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Ian Walker on smoking
a smoking cigarette

Ian Walker reminds us why we need to keep our ‘pedal to the metal’ when it comes to further government policy intervention on smoking tobacco Ian Walker reminds us why we need to keep our ‘pedal to the metal’ when it comes to further government policy intervention on smoking tobacco

by Ian Walker | Opinion | 17 March 2023

17 March 2023

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Ian Walker on smoking