Secrecy over who funds political parties should trigger fears that government decisions will reflect the wishes of large donors.
Smoking rates are at their lowest, but it has been a long and expensive struggle. Promoters of cigarette smoking have included not only tobacco companies but advertisers and even the US government.
Economic tactics play a big part in a habit that's hard to break.
Lung Cancer Awareness Month starts today, but observance of it often slips under the radar, in part because there are so few survivors. Here's how the biggest cancer killer could actually be halted.
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.