Looking back in languor? Cullen in the north of Scotland.
Holiday making accounts for almost a tenth of the British economy. Here's how it might be impacted by a vote to leave the EU.
Big Tobacco will go to extraordinary lengths to ensure moves to quell smoking rates fail.
Big Tobacco relies on tactics of deceit, delay and frustration which it has developed and refined over half a century.
I support nudging smoking choices by taxation policy, packaging, warnings and information campaigns. But redefining adulthood is a step too far.
The Tasmanian government is considering whether to raise the age at which people can legally purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 or possibly even 25. California is also moving to increase the legal…
Surely, no bookmaker will take bets on what the principal recommendation of Leyonhjelm's wasteful exercise will be: that tobacco tax should fall.
A sales clerk exhales vapor while smoking with a vaporizer during a wait for customers at the e-cigarette shop Henley Vaporium in New York.
Federal officials could give the FDA authority to develop e-cigarette regulations. But developing regulations that maximize their benefits and minimize their risks is harder than it looks.
Researchers help build a wall of evidence. Conflict of interest declarations tell readers to consider the provenance and context of the work.
Picture a scientist employed by a pharmaceutical company publishing research results that were important bricks in a wall of evidence that could massively benefit their employer down the track. Imagine…
Anti-smoking momentum among young people is starving the tobacco industry of new smokers,
It is three years since Australia fully implemented its historic tobacco plain packaging law. From December 1, 2012, all tobacco products have been required to be sold in the mandated standardised packs…
Loosening their grip. Will markets exit oil like they edged away from tobacco?
Efforts to break our financial addiction to the energy sector might find useful lessons in the slow decline of tobacco.
Like many great challenges of the 21st century, the science identifying the problems with sugar seems clear. What's lacking is the will to address them.
Many thousands of people stop and reduce their smoking every year.
As smoking continues its inexorable southward journey toward single-digit percentages of populations being smokers, it’s common to hear people say the smokers who remain are all “hard core”, heavily dependent…
France’s tobacconists aren’t very happy with plain cigarette packaging.
France is the latest country to consider a law that would ban branded cigarette packages. How effective are they and what's the economic cost?
Packs of Marlboro cigarettes are displayed for sale at a convenience store in Somerville, Massachusetts.
There are plenty of strategies to reduce tobacco use – especially in young people – that don't go as far as a total sales ban.
‘The people of the United Kingdom’ felt the tobacco industry’s record of addicting children and then killing one in two of those who don’t escape their clutches did matter.
Cancer Council Victoria is contesting British American Tobacco's request for survey data about teenagers' smoking habits. Here's the story of a UK research group who faced a similar request.
Up in flames: the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare in 2014 was a smoke-filled celebration.
South African forensics may provide clues to the 400-year-old mystery of what was smoked in pipes found in Shakespeare's garden.
An Oxford professor spent more than 20 years watching chimpanzees cleverly adapt to their changing environment.
The case for compensation is worthless: the value of nothing is nothing.
Imagine you were about to buy a property and were advised that in two years time, a major freeway would be built two hundred metres away, greatly diminishing the value of your purchase. Then imagine you…
I recently noticed a tweet from @CareersatBAT about how British American Tobacco South Africa had packed 200,000 meals of donated food for the Million Meal Challenge being run by Stop Hunger Now Southern…
Smoking and mental health problems go hand in hand but it's not an easy relationship to untangle.
Boby/light dots by The Conversation
Researchers have been investigating the link between smoking and psychosis, here's what they found.
Smokers would not riot in the streets. Many would welcome it.
I’m a regular drug user. Every morning I take a drug to manage blood pressure. I get my supplies from my neighbourhood dealer, but I can get the stuff almost anywhere.