National media briefing: Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, Positive Action in Housing and Asthma UK

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The chief executive of Cancer Research UK has praised the government's decision to press ahead with plain cigarette packaging.

See The Times for full story

Half of people with lung cancer die within six months of diagnosis, according to a report from Macmillan Cancer Support.

See BBC News for full story

The charity Positive Action in Housing has criticised Commonwealth Games organisers after they announced that Glasgow’s Red Road tower blocks would be blown up as part of the opening ceremony.

See The Independent for full story

Asthma UK says two-thirds of UK sufferers are at "increased risk" of an attack because of the current level of air pollution.

See BBC News for full story

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