Using prescription drugs or over-the-counter gums, mints or patches won't increase your chances of quitting smoking a year later, according to new study.
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 .
Tobacco taxes have been shown to curtail cigarette smoking. Why aren't more countries, including the US, implementing them effectively?
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.
This smoking cessation tablet has been linked to suicides, so why is it still publicly subsidised?
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.
Studies have found paying people to quit is more effective than other methods, so why are we not considering it in Australia?
Do US smokers really know the risks? Research from Australia, Canada and Mexico shows that there are better ways to warn consumers.
Fewer young people are smoking, but overall smoking levels remain level. What's stopping smoking levels in all ages dropping further?
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.
Cigarette smoking kills about 480,000 Americans annually and costs nearly US$170 billion in health care each year. Is it time we considered financial incentives to help people quit?
While many groups of people stand to lose health insurance benefits under the new health care bill, smokers would be particularly harmed. Here's how cutbacks in cessation programs could harm them.
The recent decision to effectively ban e-cigarettes will hurt poor and disadvantaged smokers the most.
Many fork out considerable money in pharmaceuticals along the way in the attempt to shake their smoking.
Classing e-cigarettes as quit smoking aids could help rebrand the tobacco industry as a legitimate player in health policy. Here's why we should be concerned.
Thanks to voters ignoring Big Tobacco, California may be the first smoke free society. Here's how it happened.
California, the nation's single largest market for cigarettes, has one of the lowest taxes on them. A proposal to raise the tax by US$2 a pack could signal a sea change.
Improvements in education and vascular health are likely partly responsible for a sharp decline in dementia over the past few decades. The trend may continue, if we also address obesity and diabetes.
To discourage smoking, insurance companies charge higher premiums for smokers. This is having an unexpected consequence: rather than quit smoking, poor people are quitting insurance.
Smoking rates among the poor are almost double the rates for middle-class Americans. Yet we are not providing poor people with the medical help they need to stop. We will pay billions for that later.