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Plain packs – exploding the smuggling myth

Category: Science blog November 23, 2012

A quarter of all cancer deaths are caused by smoking. Our research tells us that plain packaging will make cigarettes less attractive to young people and help c...

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Putting tobacco in plain packaging – what’s the evidence?

Category: Science blog October 28, 2011

The idea that tobacco should be sold in plain packs without branding – but crucially with large health warnings – was suggested years ago by experts in redu...

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Farewell to cigarette vending machines

Category: Science blog October 7, 2011

If you go to the pub this weekend you might notice a slight difference – no more vending machines selling cigarettes. That means underage smokers will find it...

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Durham University should return British American Tobacco’s money

Category: Science blog May 31, 2011

Durham University is facing protests after taking £125,000 from tobacco firm British American Tobacco (BAT) to help fund scholarships for women from Afghanista...

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Tobacco shop displays to go, and plain packaging ‘on the table’

Category: Science blog March 9, 2011

It’s the news we’ve been waiting for. Today, the Government has announced that displays of tobacco in shops will be taken down, and they’re considering wh...

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The Government needs to ban tobacco ‘powerwalls’ to protect the public’s health

Category: Science blog November 15, 2010

Cancer Research UK and our supporters have long called for an end to ‘tobacco powerwalls’ in shops. The large brightly lit displays act like big adverts for...

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Patrick Basham’s paper on tobacco displays doesn’t add up

Category: Science blog September 13, 2010

Tobacco is responsible for more than a quarter of cancer deaths. Over the last year, we’ve been campaigning hard to get displays of tobacco products removed f...

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