A man at a recovery center in Youngstown, Ohio, smokes a cigarette, June 15, 2017.
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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.
Smoking is a major public health threat.
Research shows that a higher excise tax rate on tobacco would result in a decrease in the number of people who smoke.
E-cigarettes may help smokers quit but research is still limited.
Orchard Road, Singapore.
There are other things which cause air pollution – cars, for example – which will have a much bigger impact.
Tobacco companies stalled introducing plain packs, explored loopholes in the law and didn't follow through with suggested price cuts.
Economic tactics play a big part in a habit that's hard to break.
People with a mental health condition are more likely to be smokers.
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.
Away with you.
Why tobacco giant isn't a credible partner for anti-cigarette smoking policy just yet, despite what they want you to think.
A discarded Juul on the floor of a San Francisco streetcar March 20, 2018.
E-cigarettes are hotly debated because of the uncertainty of whether they are a gateway to cigarette smoking for teens, or an aid to smoking cessation. One thing is clear: They are not biodegradable.
E-cigarettes have proved a useful tool to stop many smoking, but they may have their own health problems too.
Staying in school improves your chances of a healthy future.
New data underscore that adults with no high school diploma or GED are at the greatest risk for the leading causes of disease and death.
An Ottawa high school student looks at plain cigarette packaging examples on World No Tobacco Day in May 2016. Tobacco companies are railing against Ottawa’s plans for plain cigarette packaging in Canada.
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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.
Changing people's behaviour is a huge challenge, but it is critical for good health and a sustainable planet.
A chemist assesses the potential risks of electronic cigarettes.
PT HM Sampoerna/Philip Morris International uses creativity and empowerment messages through social media to market their cigarettes to a younger audience.
The tobacco industry in Indonesia can still advertise cigarettes on television, radio and billboards. Now it's using popular social media channels too.
Young people may be vaping during school, a study of Twitter posts suggests.
A new e-cigarette called Juul may be gaining popularity among youth. A new study used a novel approach to see if kids are vaping in school.
The death threat looms large over Indonesian youth as their rate of smoking is high.
Indonesia has the region's highest rate of smoking among youths – one in five between the ages of 13 and 15 smoke. What should the government should do to stop youth from smoking?
Stand and deliver.
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The days when health messages focus only on exercise that gets us out of breath could be coming to an end.
Screening and monitoring can catch precancerous cells before they turn into cancer.
A diagnosis of precancerous cells isn't a cause for panic, but it does mean you should keep a close eye on your health.
Challenging and training your brain is important to prevent dementia risk.
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Although we can’t change our age or genetic profile, there are fortunately several lifestyle changes we can make that will reduce our dementia risk.