Guilty or innocent?
Hundreds of lawsuits against Monsanto contend that its popular Roundup weed killer gave users cancer. But proving this kind of connection is challenging in both science and law.
Genetically engineered tobacco plants growing in a greenhouse.
As the climate changes and the population grows, meeting the demand for food will become more difficult as arable land declines. But an international team of scientists has figured out an innovative solution to dramatically bumping up crop yields.
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?
Protesting in Berlin.
Not the sort of amount you'd want to lose down the back of the sofa.
While many of its Asian neighbours are striving to get smoking under control, Indonesia is the stubborn exception.
South Africa was a leader in tobacco control but has not updated its policies adequately.
South Africa's proposed new tobacco laws will tighten the grip on how cigarettes and other tobacco products are sold, marketed and regulated in the country.
Tobacco leaves dry on a farm in Africa. Big tobacco companies exploit impoverished African farmers, particularly in Malawi. On World No Tobacco Day, it’s time to focus on the tactics of Big Tobacco in Africa.
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?
Hard to stub out.
Despite talk of a smoke-free world, Big Tobacco is up to its same old tricks.
A man smokes an electronic cigarette in Chicago in this 2014 photo.
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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.
You know you shouldn’t smoke, or have sex without a condom if you’re not with a longtime partner. And when it comes to drinking, tea only, of course.
Quit smoking, quit drinking -- so many good resolutions for the New Year. But can the overabundance of messages on healthy living become counter-productive?
A Malawi boy sits among drying tobacco leaves in 2014.
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.
School children in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Smoking ban in Bangladesh isn't working, and children are paying the price.
A woman pours maize grains into a bucket in Shamva, about 80km out of Harare.
Maize production in Zimbabwe in 2017 is at its highest for decades.
New research shows just how bad tobacco farming can be for the environment and for farmers.
All you need to know about illegal cigarettes and tobacco.
Smoking costs taxpayers more than $30 billion annually, should tobacco companies foot the bill?
Canada is suing tobacco companies for health costs, should Australia follow suit?
An illegal money changer holds bond notes outside a bank in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare.
Years of political instability and economic mismanagement under the rule of ZANU-PF have left Zimbabwe’s financial system in chaos. The country is living on borrowed time and borrowed money.
Trade and investment agreements can increase consumption of unhealthy foods, sugary drinks and tobacco – leading to soaring rates of obesity and chronic diseases globally.
(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
As government representatives meet at the WHO global conference on noncommunicable diseases in Uruguay this week, their focus should be on reducing the health impacts of trade deals.
Most people know that second-hand smoke is dangerous, but evidence that third-hand smoke is dangerous too is growing.
Similar tactics are in play that were used in the UK in the 1950s and 1960s.