People tend to value potential future rewards less than similar immediate rewards when they must choose between them. Psychologists and economists call this “delay discounting”.
The audio version of a long read on stalling life expectancy in the UK.
Suppressing thoughts about cigarettes, alcohol and chocolate are only going to make you crave them more.
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 promised marijuana legalization date of July 2018 is approaching fast. Many outstanding regulatory issues -- such as online sales and occupational health and safety -- pose urgent challenges.
Using prescription drugs or over-the-counter gums, mints or patches won't increase your chances of quitting smoking a year later, according to new study.
Humans are much worse at guessing risk than we think we are. Now there is an app designed to help us avoid rushing toward an early grave.
There are differences in the smoking patterns of rural and urban communities. These must be recognised and included in tobacco control interventions to reduce use.
Radon is a radioactive gas that seeps into buildings through foundation cracks. It is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. And it only costs around $60 to test your home.
Tobacco taxes have been shown to curtail cigarette smoking. Why aren't more countries, including the US, implementing them effectively?
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.
What if we treated climate change as a health problem rather than an environmental one? There are lessons to be learned from the successful public health campaigns against smoking.
Canada is suing tobacco companies for health costs, should Australia follow suit?
The NHS should reconsider its plan to refuse surgery to smokers and those who are obese.
Maybe it's time the government listened to the advice offered by its Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.
Sure, you have to die of something, but you may not have to die so soon - and you could be healthier, wealthier and happier in the meantime.
Many smokers still think filters make cigarettes safer. But they actually make them more harmful, and the tobacco industry has known about this for a long time.
Studies have found paying people to quit is more effective than other methods, so why are we not considering it in Australia?
Cigarettes are part of the social and economic fabric of prisons.