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Could making cigarettes less addictive help people stop smoking?

Category: Science blog September 30, 2015

Can reducing the nicotine content of cigarettes help people quit? Or is it a distraction from tried and trusted strategies? We asked an expert.

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Expert Opinion – Dr Mark Hellowell & Dr Katherine Smith on ‘earmarked’ funding for tobacco control

Category: Science blog September 29, 2015

We asked Dr Mark Hellowell and Dr Katherine Smith, from the University of Edinburgh, to explain the economics of how a tobacco levy would work.

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Taskforce report: achieving world-class cancer outcomes

Category: Science blog July 19, 2015

Alongside my role as Cancer Research UK’s chief executive, I am honoured to have spent the last 6 months chairing the Independent Cancer Taskforce, and we hav...

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Keeping it local – A CLeaR commitment to tobacco control

Category: Science blog July 10, 2015

The CLeaR partnership aims to help local authorities share best practice in tobacco control policy – we report from their annual awards ceremony

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‘Smoking Still Kills’ – that’s why we’re committed to a strategy to tackle tobacco

Category: Science blog June 10, 2015

Our chief executive, Harpal Kumar, spoke at the Parliamentary launch of Action on Smoking and Health’s (ASH) new report: Smoking Still Kills.

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How do you sell death? The tangled world of illicit tobacco

Category: Science blog May 31, 2015

To mark World No Tobacco Day, we look at the illicit trade in tobacco, and how how the tobacco industry itself plays a role

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13 things that shaped our campaign for standardised cigarette packaging

Category: Science blog March 17, 2015

After last week’s success, we look back on the ups and downs of our campaign to see plain, standardised packaging for tobacco introduced in the UK.

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