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Why today’s reports about skin cancer and alcohol are misleading

Science Blog January 29, 2014

The evidence that triggered headlines about heavy drinking and melanoma isn’t strong enough to link skin cancer and alcohol.

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Staying ‘elfy’ this Christmas

Science Blog December 23, 2013

Here’s a few festive suggestions to help you keep healthy over Christmas and into the New Year.

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The tobacco industry’s role in smuggling needs scrutiny

Science Blog June 13, 2013

The taxman has come under fire in the past week, thanks to a new report from the National Audit Office that brands HM Revenue and Customs’ efforts to curb tob...

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Licensing e-cigarettes: opportunities and risks

Science Blog June 12, 2013

It’s been an interesting few days for smokers intent on stopping their habit. Last week saw welcome new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Ca...

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Free yourself! World No Tobacco Day 2013

Science Blog May 31, 2013

Today marks the World Health Organisation‘s (WHO) World No Tobacco Day – an annual event that has taken place since 1988. This year, the theme is about send...

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Government must put children’s health before tobacco’s profits

Science Blog May 2, 2013

Next Wednesday, in a ceremony full of tradition and colour, the Queen marks the formal start of the parliamentary year. This will include a speech that sets out...

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Misleading ads and public distrust – wising up to the tobacco industry

Science Blog April 17, 2013

As we revealed last week, almost two thirds (65 per cent) of the public don’t trust the tobacco industry to make believable and independent arguments about ho...

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