For lung cancer specifically, patients from the most deprived populations were 41% more likely to present as emergencies. Image: Getty

In mid-December 2016, I was one of many, one of too many, to receive the diagnosis from hell. The diagnosis others will get but not me. Or so I though(...)

US congressmen and governors and the world’s largest tobacco companies, including Philip Morris, are among the parties to have lobbied the Government to drop its plans for plain cigarette packaging. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Four US public health groups have praised the Government’s plan to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes, responding to lobbying efforts by the US (...)