The Canadian government is currently drafting regulations on plain packaging for cigarettes. Tobacco companies are trying to weaken the regulations via lobbying and misleading PR campaigns.
How industry-funded data on tobacco smuggling exaggerates the scale of the problem.
While many of its Asian neighbours are striving to get smoking under control, Indonesia is the stubborn exception.
On World No Tobacco Day, the focus is usually on the health risks of cigarettes. But what about the way Big Tobacco exploits impoverished farmers in Malawi?
Despite talk of a smoke-free world, Big Tobacco is up to its same old tricks.
The e-cigarette industry emerged as an alternative to traditional tobacco, but now it's dominated by Big Tobacco. That's why transnational regulations are needed for the industry.
The tobacco industry claims that tobacco- growing is essential to the livelihoods of millions of small-scale rural farmers in Malawi, Zambia and Kenya. Research shows that's untrue.
The journey to the ads that cigarettes companies started running Nov. 26, 2017 about the dangers of smoking and their bad behavior started 64 years ago .
Philip Morris has applied to the FDA to market a product that it says is safer than a cigarette, but its own data show that is not true.
All you need to know about illegal cigarettes and tobacco.
Canada is suing tobacco companies for health costs, should Australia follow suit?
FDA Director Scott Gottlieb has proposed discussions about drastically cutting nicotine levels in cigarettes. This could result in some of the biggest health gains in history.
About one in 10 Americans say they sometimes smoke, often in social settings. Many think it's not so bad for them. A new study has some scary findings, when it comes to matters of the heart.
Similar tactics are in play that were used in the UK in the 1950s and 1960s.
Roll-your-own tobacco contains additives to stop it from drying out. So, it's hardly a "natural" or "healthier" alternative to factory made cigarettes.
When is the upcoming ban on early evening TV sports betting ads not a real ban? When it's a partial ban that ignores how real people watch sport.
If you want to know how to spin alternative facts, just ask the PR gurus who kept the world smoking.
An "endgame" approach focuses on ending the tobacco pandemic, and foresees a tobacco-free future.
The arbitrary treatment of comapnies like Philip Morris is unsettling and does not engender confidence – two basic ingredients required in trade and investment.
Since the 19th century academic librarians have helped students navigate the complex world of information. In today's unpredictable information environment, how might they rethink their role?