In places around the world that lack restrictions to combat the problem, tobacco companies are using marketing strategies aimed at children, like displaying tobacco products at kids’ eye level.
Ultra-processed foods meet the same criteria for addictiveness that tobacco products do – and they’ve even been marketed in similar ways.
Product placement in music videos totals $15 million to $20 million a year and is rising. E-cigarette makers are discovering it’s a great way to lure young adults into vaping.
Australia has won a decisive victory against tobacco interests using trade deals to challenge plain packaging laws. But don’t expect that to deter similar threats against other nations.
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.
Tobacco has imposed a terrible toll on global health, but it could be used to produce the molecules we need to fight COVID-19.
Instagram remains a key marketing platform for tobacco companies.
Social media is the wild west, and Big Tobacco loves it.
Concerns about e-cigarettes are growing, with the AMA calling for a ban. With the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 21, it’s worth asking: What do smokers think?
The steady flow of politicians and government staffers switching sides to lobby for powerful food, alcohol and gambling companies is a threat to public health.
Vaping devices cause deadly lung toxicity. Their marketing to children must be banned.
April 15 is not only a day to pay individual taxes to the IRS. It is also the day that tobacco companies must pay a penalty to help offset states’ costs for the treatment of tobacco-related diseases.
Research shows that a higher excise tax rate on tobacco would result in a decrease in the number of people who smoke.
The National Tobacco Control Act gives the tobacco industry inside access to the decision making process.
Tobacco companies stalled introducing plain packs, explored loopholes in the law and didn’t follow through with suggested price cuts.
The history of Paraguay’s role in the global illicit tobacco trade, and its implications.
Smoking rates are at their lowest, but it has been a long and expensive struggle. Promoters of cigarette smoking have included not only tobacco companies but advertisers and even the US government.
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.
E-cigarettes are hotly debated because of the uncertainty of whether they are a gateway to cigarette smoking for teens, or an aid to smoking cessation. One thing is clear: They are not biodegradable.
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.