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.
Smoking ban in Bangladesh isn't working, and children are paying the price.
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.
Canada is suing tobacco companies for health costs, should Australia follow suit?
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.
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.
Anabolic steroids and nitrous oxide are on the up and up.
Do US smokers really know the risks? Research from Australia, Canada and Mexico shows that there are better ways to warn consumers.
While other cancer rates fall or remain static, liver cancer is on the rise. Here's why we need to start paying attention.
Roll-your-own tobacco contains additives to stop it from drying out. So, it's hardly a "natural" or "healthier" alternative to factory made cigarettes.
The proportion of population who use legal and illegal drugs has remained stable or trended down. Fewer young people are using, but the proportion of older people using drugs and alcohol has grown.
Under pressure to create new markets, big alcohol producers are scouring the African continent in what promises to yield negative socioeconomic consequences.
European tokers are still smoking cannabis mixed with tobacco while Americans have shifted to vaping. It's time for Europe to catch up.
Smoking cannabis can cause addition, impaired memory and even psychosis.
Alcohol companies used controversial marketing practices in their Super Bowl commercials – including using animals and themes that are appealing to youth.
An "endgame" approach focuses on ending the tobacco pandemic, and foresees a tobacco-free future.