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Roll up! Roll up! Cigarette marketeers playing the long game. Roll up! Roll up! Cigarette marketeers playing the long game. Kelly Rowland

Britain’s efforts to reduce smoking are becoming a cash cow for big tobacco

It all began so well. A decade ago a heartfelt concern about the addictiveness of nicotine, and the enormous difficulties this presented for would-be quitters, led to an unprecedented investment in intensive…
E-cigarettes are battery operated units that vapourise fluids into fine particles that can be inhaled deep into the lungs. E-cigarettes are battery operated units that vapourise fluids into fine particles that can be inhaled deep into the lungs. Image from shutterstock.com

Explainer: what are electronic cigarettes?

As rates of smoking fall in Australia, electronic cigarette manufacturers are moving in. Liberty Flights last week released an (awful) online ad to “create awareness” of electronic or e-cigarettes in the…
The butts flicked by smokers can end up lining birds' nests – but why? The butts flicked by smokers can end up lining birds' nests – but why? Matthew Kenwrick

Urban birds may use cigarettes as medicine

The negative impacts of cigarettes on both smokers and those around them are widely known. While some effects are cosmetic (wrinkling, yellowing of the skin), others, such as cancer, can be fatal. But…

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