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Interactive website helps lower-income smokers to stop smoking

People with lower incomes attempting to quit smoking are 36% more likely to succeed if they use a new interactive website called ‘StopAdvisor’ than if they use a static information website, finds a randomised controlled trial led by UCL researchers.

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UCL in the media

UCL's appearances in the mainstream media

Elements: Lead

Professor Andrea Sella (UCL Chemistry) explains the unique properties of lead that have made it so useful in everything from radiation protection to glassware. Listen: BBC World Service 'Elemental Business' (from 2 mins 11 secs)

UCL Opinion

Opinion and comment from UCL academics in the media

Building a new economics for the #Occupy generation

After the global financial crisis in 2008, economics was in disarray. Even the Queen was moved to chide economists for failing to warn about the build-up of debt in households and banks in the major economies and the threat this posed to the global economy. She might have added that few economists provided convincing accounts of why the meltdown had happened. And some advocated policies in its wake that made things worse, writes Professor Wendy Carlin (UCL Economics) in The Conversation.