Chris joined Cancer Research UK in 2012, having studied Politics at the University of Sussex. In his role within the Tobacco Control team, he works closely with public health coalitions in the UK and Europe, campaigning for policies to tackle the leading preventable cause of cancer worldwide.
Our digest of the week’s news and developments on the field of cancer research
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.
Backed by cross-party support, the Government has announced the next step towards bringing in standardised tobacco packaging.
Our ‘Tobacco Control Endgames’ report launched this week – but what is an ‘endgame’ and how might this help us achieve a tobacco-free future?
Just one in 10 people trust the tobacco industry on plans to cut smoking rates, and it’s not surprising given their track record of spreading misinformation.
Following an independent review by Sir Cyril Chantler, standardised tobacco packaging could be introduced by the next general election.
The Government has given the strongest indication yet that it’s on the way to introducing plain, standardised tobacco packaging.