Host: Alison Cox, Cancer Research UK
Date and time: Wed 08-Nov-2017, 09:00-11:00
Room: Default Location
Smoking is the biggest preventable risk factor for cancer in the UK. Therefore, more work needs to be done to support smoking cessation for current smokers. This session will outline key epidemiological, behavioural and policy research that is being undertaken in this area. The speakers will discuss the impact of tobacco on both cancer incidence and outcomes beyond just lung cancer; the effectiveness of different smoking cessation measures including Stop Smoking Services and e-cigarettes; and how this research, alongside evidence of stark local smoking cessation budget cuts, is feeding into Cancer Research UK’s “Don’t Quit on Us” campaign.
Kamran Siddiqi, University of York
Linda Bauld, Stirling University and Cancer Research UK, UK