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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 – Constant craving: how can science help smokers to quit?

Category: Science blog September 27, 2015

UCL’s Professor Robert West explains the science that can help smokers combat their cravings and quit the habit.

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Our milestones: the birth of a new prostate cancer drug

Category: Science blog September 21, 2015

This entry is part 24 of 24 in the series Our milestones

We look back to the 1990s, and to our ‘first-in-man’ trial of prostate cancer drug abiraterone – a vital step in the drug’s development

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De-mystifying Stop Smoking Services

Category: Science blog September 15, 2015

We find out what really happens at your local Stop Smoking Service.

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Recently funded research – understanding cancer at the population level

Category: Science blog August 31, 2015

Our Population Research Committee funds research on the causes and effects of cancer across large groups of people. Recently they funded several new projects.

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Young people and e-cigarettes – what do the latest data tell us?

Category: Science blog August 18, 2015

In an article co-commissioned with The Conversation, Professor Linda Bauld looks at the latest evidence on e-cigarette use in young people.

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Aspirin, obesity and inherited bowel cancer – what’s the story?

Category: Science blog August 18, 2015

We look at the science behind some overblown headlines about aspirin and bowel cancer

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