Rapidly growing metropolises like Beijing, Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City are struggling to protect residents against tobacco. Life-saving policies in rich countries may be partially to blame.
The Chinese National Tobacco Corporation is expanding its international markets through subsidiaries. Is the world ready for tobacco companies sponsoring or supporting schools?
The history of smell in 18th-century England reveals the complex story of scent and personal space.
They're effective – and popular.
As Zambia's case study shows, the benefits of boosting investment in cigarette manufacturing run the risk of being wiped out by the health and economic development costs of increasing smoking.
Designing anti-smoking campaign messages based on tried and tested health communication theories will make the messages more powerful.
Ghana is the latest country in Africa to mandate the use of pictures on cigarette packages to convey health warnings.
It is time governments made corporations pay for the harm they cause.
The history of smuggling across the Irish border.
For those who don't smoke cigarettes, the dangers may seem distant. Yet smoking still kills millions each year. A new study suggests that e-cigarettes might curb this public health tragedy.
Research shows that a higher excise tax rate on tobacco would result in a decrease in the number of people who smoke.
The National Tobacco Control Act gives the tobacco industry inside access to the decision making process.
Many of the crop plants that feed us waste 20 percent of their energy, especially in hot weather. Plant geneticists prove that capturing this energy could boost crop yields by up to 40 percent.
Smoking rates are high among Australians with a mental illness. Quitting is likely to improve their physical and mental health; supporting them to do so should be part of mental health care.
The biggest problem in the Indonesian universal healthcare program is that members' contribution is less than the spending to pay claims for hospitals and other health services.
Beyond medication and psychological treatments, there are steps all of us can take to alleviate stress, improve our mood and take care of our mental health. Here are five to get you started.
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.
A common smoking cessation drug doesn't appear to work for shisha smokers.
Enslaved workers used to grow cotton and mill flour. Now prisoners grind beef and crate eggs. Here, a historian explores Americans' troubling habit of consuming the products of slave labor.
How industry-funded data on tobacco smuggling exaggerates the scale of the problem.