Tag - England

Directors step down after Vectura tobacco takeover

The two most senior directors who were in charge of Vectura, the respiratory drugs firm, at the time of its £1 billion takeover by Philip Morris International have stepped down. Will Downie and Paul Fry quit their respective roles as chief executive and chief financial officer following the completion of the deal with the maker...

Government launches landmark reviews to tackle health disparities

The government announces leads for independent reviews into ethnic inequalities for medical devices and tobacco control. Government announces leads for 2 separate independent reviews to tackle health disparities Professor Dame Margaret Whitehead to lead review into ethnic inequalities for medical devices and Javed Khan OBE to lead review into tobacco control Findings will form...

England: Smoking responsible for twice as many cancers in most deprived groups

Smoking is responsible for nearly twice as many cancer cases in lower income groups compared to higher income groups, according to new estimates by Cancer Research UK. Over 11,000 cases of cancer were linked to smoking in the lowest income group, compared to around 6,000 in the highest. Decades of glitzy packaging and marketing by the...