It is estimated that one in two people born after 1960 in the UK will have some form of cancer diagnosis in their lifetime and smoking is the single biggest avoidable risk.
Smoking causes an estimate of 86% of lung cancers in the UK but can it be prevented?
Smokers in Stoke-on-Trent are being urged to consider quitting this Wednesday.
This comes as part of No Smoking Day, a national event aimed at helping people kick the habit.
A Stoke-on-Trent councillor has backed a ban on smoking in cars with children as latest figures show an alarming number of smokers in the city.
Cllr Adrian Knapper, Health and Wellbeing Cabinet member for Stoke-on-Trent City Council, hopes the new law will prompt more people to stop smoking.
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has warned of the dangers of cigarette lighters following the deaths of two people in the space of a week.