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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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Resveratrol, red wine and cancer: what’s the story?

Category: Science blog July 29, 2015

Our researchers have discovered that relatively small doses of purified resveratrol, a chemical found in red wine, might reduce bowel cancer risk (in mice).

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‘Giving sugar its fix’: Public Health England recommends halving sugar consumption targets

Category: Science blog July 17, 2015

We take a look at new recommendations on sugar consumption and whether they will be enough to help the UK fight obesity challenge.

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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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