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?
Studies have shown that most smokers wish they had never smoked and that they wish they could stop. Lowering the levels of nicotine, the addictive chemical in cigarettes, would be a big step.
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.
A new study reveals the risks of vaping in non-smoking teenagers.
Social smoking is just as bad on your heart as regular smoking, a new study suggests.
California Department of Health Services
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.
While compelling, personal anecdotes of what helped people quit smoking suffer from self-selection bias. We don’t hear from people who didn’t succeed.
Personal stories about what helped people quit smoking can be misleading, and aren't strong evidence.
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.
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.
E-cigarettes remain effectively banned in Australia because advocates' evidence has failed to convince the Therapeutic Goods Administration.
Classifying e-cigarettes as a nicotine replacement therapy could help the tobacco industry influence health policy.
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.
The effects of long-term tobacco smoking on our mental faculties such as memory and concentration are only now becoming known.
Will a low-nicotine cigarette work for people who love to smoke?
Requiring low-nicotine cigarettes sounds good, but it's not the answer. Policy makers instead should speed up the support of safer, satisfying forms of nicotine and tobacco.
Slimmer cigarettes are a growth market for tobacco companies.
In 2012, in the early days of the rise of e-cigarettes, Kingsley Wheaton, Director of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs at British American Tobacco, said “Our core business is, and will remain in, tobacco…
E-cigarettes are at least 95% less dangerous than tobacco cigarettes.
Experts are petitioning the TGA to remove nicotine from the Poisons Standard so e-cigarettes can legally be used to quit smoking.
To vape or not to vape?
New evidence gets to the heart of their cardio-vascular impact.
A core platform of the massive promotion of e-cigarettes has been the argument that because these products involve no combustion but only vapourisation, they must be substantially less dangerous than smoked…
A Royal College of Physicians report has encouraged smokers to take up e-cigarettes.
A new report has found electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are much safer than smoking and has encouraged their widespread use among smokers.
Puff the magic drag-in
Scotland has just joined the growing list of countries getting tough on the vapes. Here's why the libertarians should pipe down.
Cornered, aggressive cigarette companies are no good to anyone. (sadface)
Vaping has given governments a huge opportunity to cajole cigarette companies towards better public health.
A sales clerk exhales vapor while smoking with a vaporizer during a wait for customers at the e-cigarette shop Henley Vaporium in New York.
Federal officials could give the FDA authority to develop e-cigarette regulations. But developing regulations that maximize their benefits and minimize their risks is harder than it looks.
The odds of quitting cigarettes are 28% lower in those who use e-cigarettes compared with those who don’t.
The central arguments made for the importance of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are that they are an exceptionally good way to quit smoking and that they represent trivial risk to health compared…