The World Trade Organisation has thrown out the final legal challenge to Australia's tobacco plain packaging laws. Now countries across the world can implement this game-changing public health policy.
Early data suggests being a smoker might put you at higher risk if you catch coronavirus, so there's never been a better time to quit. The good news is the benefits are almost immediate.
Lockdown should be nuanced to the South African context of overcrowded accommodation and high levels of domestic violence. Permitting cigarette purchases and exercise might assist.
Vaping devices cause deadly lung toxicity. Their marketing to children must be banned.
Rapidly growing metropolises like Beijing, Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City are struggling to protect residents against tobacco. Life-saving policies in rich countries may be partially to blame.
The Chinese National Tobacco Corporation is expanding its international markets through subsidiaries. Is the world ready for tobacco companies sponsoring or supporting schools?
They're effective – and popular.
As Zambia's case study shows, the benefits of boosting investment in cigarette manufacturing run the risk of being wiped out by the health and economic development costs of increasing smoking.
Designing anti-smoking campaign messages based on tried and tested health communication theories will make the messages more powerful.
A recent Cochrane review came to a surprising conclusion.
Tobacco companies are enlisting the help of social media influencers to promote traditional cigarettes and their brands to young people.
The history of smuggling across the Irish border.
For those who don't smoke cigarettes, the dangers may seem distant. Yet smoking still kills millions each year. A new study suggests that e-cigarettes might curb this public health tragedy.
Research shows that a higher excise tax rate on tobacco would result in a decrease in the number of people who smoke.
There are other things which cause air pollution – cars, for example – which will have a much bigger impact.
Tobacco companies stalled introducing plain packs, explored loopholes in the law and didn't follow through with suggested price cuts.
Economic tactics play a big part in a habit that's hard to break.
Lung Cancer Awareness Month starts today, but observance of it often slips under the radar, in part because there are so few survivors. Here's how the biggest cancer killer could actually be halted.
The Canadian government is currently drafting regulations on plain packaging for cigarettes. Tobacco companies are trying to weaken the regulations via lobbying and misleading PR campaigns.
How industry-funded data on tobacco smuggling exaggerates the scale of the problem.