April 15 is not only a day to pay individual taxes to the IRS. It is also the day that tobacco companies must pay a penalty to help offset states' costs for the treatment of tobacco-related diseases.
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.
Tobacco companies stalled introducing plain packs, explored loopholes in the law and didn't follow through with suggested price cuts.
The history of Paraguay's role in the global illicit tobacco trade, and its implications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How industry-funded data on tobacco smuggling exaggerates the scale of the problem.
While many of its Asian neighbours are striving to get smoking under control, Indonesia is the stubborn exception.
On World No Tobacco Day, the focus is usually on the health risks of cigarettes. But what about the way Big Tobacco exploits impoverished farmers in Malawi?
Despite talk of a smoke-free world, Big Tobacco is up to its same old tricks.
The e-cigarette industry emerged as an alternative to traditional tobacco, but now it's dominated by Big Tobacco. That's why transnational regulations are needed for the industry.
The tobacco industry claims that tobacco- growing is essential to the livelihoods of millions of small-scale rural farmers in Malawi, Zambia and Kenya. Research shows that's untrue.
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 .
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.
All you need to know about illegal cigarettes and tobacco.
Canada is suing tobacco companies for health costs, should Australia follow suit?
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.