We all have to die of something, so why can’t I die by delicious donuts?
Sure, you have to die of something, but you may not have to die so soon - and you could be healthier, wealthier and happier in the meantime.
Filters were engineered to make cigarettes taste better, and seem safer.
Many smokers still think filters make cigarettes safer. But they actually make them more harmful, and the tobacco industry has known about this for a long time.
Immediate cash incentives have been shown to be more effective in helping people quit, and cost us less in the long-run.
Studies have found paying people to quit is more effective than other methods, so why are we not considering it in Australia?
Cigarettes are part of the social and economic fabric of prisons.
As sick as a dog.
A longer life for humans and pets means more challenges for doctors and vets.
Still got it.
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Brain games, learning languages, rowing? Beware of snake oil salesman claiming we know it all.
A new study reveals the risks of vaping in non-smoking teenagers.
Scientists estimate that by 2020, non-communicable disease will account for almost 70% of the total disease burden.
The increase in cases of non-communicable diseases in developing countries has led to an emerging pattern of high levels of multimorbidity.
Do you know what’s in your cigarettes?
Do US smokers really know the risks? Research from Australia, Canada and Mexico shows that there are better ways to warn consumers.
Like a mound of termites, tobacco control policies are eating away at smoking in ways we’re not always conscious of.
Tobacco control policies, like advertising bans, are not top of people's minds as a reason for quitting smoking. But they create a climate where fewer people want to smoke, with great success.
A new analysis provides evidence that young people are more likely to graduate from e-cigarettes to smoking.
Young people are three times more likely to smoke if they've tried e-cigarettes first.
How stubbing out cigarettes helped to clear the air.
The incidence of liver cancer is increasing and has the potential to become a national health crisis.
While other cancer rates fall or remain static, liver cancer is on the rise. Here's why we need to start paying attention.
While smoking in young Australians is declining, roll-your-own cigarettes are becoming more popular.
Fewer young people are smoking, but overall smoking levels remain level. What's stopping smoking levels in all ages dropping further?
Generally, people under 40 have reported a decrease in recent illicit drug usage since 2001, while people 40 or older have reported an increase in recent years.
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The proportion of population who use legal and illegal drugs has remained stable or trended down. Fewer young people are using, but the proportion of older people using drugs and alcohol has grown.
Taking care of your kids can mean taking care of yourself, too.
Trauma can be passed down from generation to generation. What steps should adults take to try and break the cycle?
People’s sense of self is partly determined by the groups to which they belong: “I’m a smoker”.
Cigarette brands present images of slender, stylish women and strong, independent men. Plain packaging breaks this positive brand identity for some smokers.
The effective ban on e-cigarettes in Australia forces people to access unregulated nicotine products to help them quit smoking.
The recent decision to effectively ban e-cigarettes will hurt poor and disadvantaged smokers the most.
Breast cancer is more common in overweight women.
Obesity is one of the factors behind a large rise in cancer rates among women.
Current smoking cessation rates are not sufficient to meet public health goals.
An "endgame" approach focuses on ending the tobacco pandemic, and foresees a tobacco-free future.