Big Tobacco is still alive and well, despite colossal worldwide efforts for tobacco control measures.
Big Tobacco’s efforts to rehabilitate its image should not go unchallenged because the tobacco industry’s goal remains advancing corporate profit at the expense of public health.
Australia’s approach is welcome but doesn’t go far enough. New Zealand’s plans are much bolder. Here’s how they compare.
A 95% reduction in the nicotine content of cigars and cigarettes would make these tobacco products largely nonaddictive.
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The proposed standard would lower the nicotine content in cigarettes and cigars by 95% – a public health proposal that could prevent millions from becoming smokers in the first place.
Legislation now entering parliament aims to make Aotearoa New Zealand smokefree by 2025. Forecast effects show huge potential health gains, especially for Māori.
It is illegal for people under 21 to smoke e-cigarettes like Juuls, but adult use has come under scrutiny, too.
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E-cigarettes are facing calls for complete bans on their sale. A tobacco addiction researcher explores the balance between vaping’s harm to teens and potential use as a tool for quitting smoking.
Raising the smoking age is just one of 15 proposals to help England become smoke-free by 2030.
When the age of sale was increased from 16 to 18 in 2007 in the UK, there was a fall in youth smoking rates.
Advertising encourages consumption, including products and activities that use large volumes of fossil fuels.
The number of people who die from climate change each year is roughly the same as the number of people who die from tobacco use.
Menthol cigarettes were responsible for an estimated 377,000 premature deaths in the U.S. during the past 40 years.
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As the comment period begins for the FDA’s proposed ban, public health experts explain the stakes.
Traditionally marketed to women, banning menthol tobacco flavouring would make a moderate impact on smoking harms. Australia is behind many other countries.
In Australia alone, it’s estimated up to 8.9 billion butts are littered each year. A new report finds a mandatory product stewardship scheme can cut this by around half.
From October 1, Australians will only be able to buy e-cigarettes containing nicotine if they have a prescription from a doctor. But there’s another evidence-based way to help more smokers quit.
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Plus, new research from Indonesia on the relationship between cigarette advertising near schools and children smoking.
Despite being widely viewed as a safer alternative to tobacco, e-cigarettes aren’t harmless, especially to adolescents. But social media is rife with glossy content that makes vaping look fun and cool.
Four Americans die every year for every one person employed in the U.S. tobacco industry.
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Nearly a half-million Americans die every year from smoking and tobacco use. Might a little-used legal remedy save those lives?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the third leading cause of death in the United States.
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A new discovery offers hope for ways to treat a debilitating disease that has become a leading cause of death in the US..
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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.
There is no documented health benefit that warrants banning cigarette sales for 21 days.
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.
Lung MRI of an ex-smoker of cannabis and tobacco, showing poor lung function and truncated airway tree. In vaping patients, oily substances have also been found inside their lung tissue and airways.
Vaping devices cause deadly lung toxicity. Their marketing to children must be banned.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is one of many emerging global metropolises that are struggling to protect residents against tobacco.
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.