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From today, cigarette packs will never look the same again

Category: Science blog May 19, 2016

The UK has become the latest country to introduce plain, standardised packaging of cigarettes, along with Australia and France.

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No Smoking Day: why tobacco (still) isn’t a ‘done deal’

Category: Science blog March 9, 2016

Our new report makes some worrying predictions about how smoking will continue to affect the nation’s health – but there could be a solution.

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Obesity and cancer – time for concerted action

Category: Science blog January 7, 2016

Our new report on trends in obesity contains some alarming findings. We take a look at it’s key conclusions and recommendations.

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As seen on TV! Why reducing children’s exposure to junk food marketing is a good idea

Category: Science blog October 11, 2015

To mark World Obesity Day, we explore how junk food marketing affects our diet – particularly in children – and how this relates to obesity and cancer.

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‘Giving sugar its fix’: Public Health England recommends halving sugar consumption targets

Category: Science blog July 17, 2015

We take a look at new recommendations on sugar consumption and whether they will be enough to help the UK fight obesity challenge.

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Obesity and cancer – report highlights three things the Government could do

Category: Science blog March 27, 2015

It’s not just about lifestyle choices – the government should play a role in combating obesity – which is linked to several types of cancer

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The gap between rich and poor: yet more misleading information from the tobacco industry

Category: Science blog January 20, 2015

We discuss a recent report showing how the tobacco industry has misrepresented scientific evidence on health inequalities to the Government.

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