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Plain packs – exploding the smuggling myth

Category: Science blog November 23, 2012 1 comment

A quarter of all cancer deaths are caused by smoking. Our research tells us that plain packaging will make cigarettes less...

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

Category: Science blog October 28, 2011 6 comments

The idea that tobacco should be sold in plain packs without branding – but crucially with large health warnings – was ...

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Farewell to cigarette vending machines

Category: Science blog October 7, 2011 2 comments

If you go to the pub this weekend you might notice a slight difference – no more vending machines selling cigarettes. Th...

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Durham University should return British American Tobacco’s money

Category: Science blog May 31, 2011 4 comments

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

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

Category: Science blog March 9, 2011 4 comments

It’s the news we’ve been waiting for. Today, the Government has announced that displays of tobacco in shops will be ta...

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

Category: Science blog November 15, 2010 8 comments

Cancer Research UK and our supporters have long called for an end to ‘tobacco powerwalls’ in shops. The large brightly...

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

Category: Science blog September 13, 2010 Comments are closed

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

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Finland removes displays of tobacco in shops as evidence mounts for UK action

Category: Science blog September 2, 2010 1 comment

In August, the Finnish President signed a new law to end the display of tobacco products in the country’s shops. It...

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