People’s sense of self is partly determined by the groups to which they belong: “I’m a smoker”.
Cigarette brands present images of slender, stylish women and strong, independent men. Plain packaging breaks this positive brand identity for some smokers.
The effective ban on e-cigarettes in Australia forces people to access unregulated nicotine products to help them quit smoking.
The recent decision to effectively ban e-cigarettes will hurt poor and disadvantaged smokers the most.
Breast cancer is more common in overweight women.
Obesity is one of the factors behind a large rise in cancer rates among women.
Current smoking cessation rates are not sufficient to meet public health goals.
An "endgame" approach focuses on ending the tobacco pandemic, and foresees a tobacco-free future.
Snoring occurs due to vibration of the soft tissues of your upper airway.
Snoring has been linked to serious health conditions such as obstructive sleep apnoea and even cardiovascular disease.
We know that smoking and drinking is bad for your memory, but combined, they're so much worse.
Epigenetics may explain why children of mothers who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to use substances later in life.
If smoking is so joyous, why doesn’t it look it…
Many fork out considerable money in pharmaceuticals along the way in the attempt to shake their smoking.
There should be a tax on sugary drinks and people need assistance to quit.
A collaboration of Australia's leading scientists, clinicians and health organisations announce ten priority policy actions needed for Australia to reach its health targets by the year 2025.
The effects of long-term tobacco smoking on our mental faculties such as memory and concentration are only now becoming known.
An Australian study of 204,953 people also confirmed the two in three death rate from smoking.
Cancer patient Cao Dongxian poses with CT scan images of his intestine at a hotel room where he stays, near the Peking Union Hospital.
Developing brand new treatments and cures isn't the only way to achieve a major reduction in cancer deaths worldwide.
Smokers not only pay a lot of money for cigarettes but also for their health insurance.
To discourage smoking, insurance companies charge higher premiums for smokers. This is having an unexpected consequence: rather than quit smoking, poor people are quitting insurance.
Indigenous women who smoke are well aware of the risks for their babies and want to do something about it.
Almost half of pregnant Indigenous women smoke compared to one in eight in the non-Indigenous population. This means 7,000-9,000 Indigenous babies every year are exposed to smoking in the womb.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most wretched tobacco-caused illnesses.
Over the past decade, every researcher’s email inbox has been crammed daily with junk from what have come to be known as predatory journals and conferences. Last week I had 21 offers to send my non-existent…
The Uruguayan government's victory over Philip Morris should embolden other countries to introduce stronger tobacco-control policies.
Hundreds of millions of these will go up in smoke. Via Shutterstock.
Smoking rates among the poor are almost double the rates for middle-class Americans. Yet we are not providing poor people with the medical help they need to stop. We will pay billions for that later.
Very few smokers are willing to seek anything more than brief assistance.
The New Zealand government has decided to reorient its priorities in tobacco control. It has announced it will be pulling 73% of its previous funding support for tobacco control advocacy. The only money…
Unhealthy lifestyles lead to chronic diseases later in life.
Almost three in four Australian children consume too much sugar, 91.5% of young people don't get enough exercise, and we're among the most obese people in the world.
If South African consumers were educated on how to read and understand the information on food labels, they may be more willing and capable of making healthier food choices.