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Smokeless tobacco: 5 common questions about ‘heat not burn’ products answered 

Category: Science blog February 1, 2019 5 comments

We answer 5 common questions about heated tobacco products, from what’s in them and if they’re safe to whether they can help someone quit smoking.

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Science Surgery: ‘Why do never-smokers get lung cancer?’

Category: Science blog November 16, 2018 22 comments

This entry is part 12 of 14 in the series Science Surgery

We don’t always know why never-smokers develop lung cancer, but the data suggests that genetics play a role, as well as environmental or occupational exposures.

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‘If Philip Morris really wants people to stop smoking they should stop making cigarettes’

Category: Science blog October 23, 2018 28 comments

The world’s largest tobacco company launched a campaign to encourage people to quit smoking. But if they wanted that to happen, they’d stop making cigarettes.

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How we estimated when obesity might catch smoking as the top cause of cancer

Category: Science blog September 24, 2018 11 comments

New figures suggest that obesity could top smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer in women by 2043. Here’s how we calculated them.

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New calculations confirm lifestyle changes could prevent 4 in 10 cancer cases

Category: Science blog March 23, 2018 28 comments

Our new research shows that more than 135,000 cases of cancer could be prevented in the UK each year largely through lifestyle changes.

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10 health hacks to help cut cancer risk

Category: Science blog February 16, 2018 9 comments

We asked people to share tips and tricks to make being healthy a bit easier. Each of these hacks are linked to lifestyle changes that cut could cancer risk.

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Misconceptions about e-cigarette safety might be stopping smokers using them to quit

Category: Science blog February 7, 2018 32 comments

Public Health England has released its latest report on e-cigarettes – here are 4 things you need to know.

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The UK is 10 years smoke-free and there’s more at stake than just clean-smelling clothes

Category: Science blog July 1, 2017 1 comment

It’s 10 years since a trip to your local would leave you smelling like an ashtray – find out how our health has changed, and what more we need to do.

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World No Tobacco Day: Why tobacco remains a global threat

Category: Science blog May 31, 2017 Comments are closed

This World No Tobacco Day we look at how tobacco poses one of the most urgent challenges of our time, and what can be done to curb the epidemic.

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Kidney cancer rates are increasing, so what’s fuelling the surge?

Category: Science blog April 24, 2017 20 comments

We look at the possible reasons behind the recent rise in kidney cancer rates.

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