A new discovery offers hope for ways to treat a debilitating disease that has become a leading cause of death in the US..
Yet regulators remain torn.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, more smokers are wanting to quit. So how can we best support them?
Stroke is New Zealand's third highest cause of death, but few people recognise its symptoms and risk factors, particularly in Pasifika and Māori communities where stroke affects more people.
Obesity in young people today may contribute up to 14% of overall risk of multiple sclerosis in 2035.
New research shows Australians are becoming more open to less punitive responses to drug use.
From 2021, it will be harder to import e-cigarettes. That protects young people, in particular, who are increasingly being lured into nicotine and tobacco addiction.
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.
From 2021, Australians will no longer be able to buy nicotine-containing e-fluids, without both a prescription and someone licensed to import it for them, raising fears many will go back to smoking.
Our oral microbiome is the second most diverse and equally important microbiota in the body.
Here are 5 ways governments can get young people off tobacco.
With the advent of novel tobacco products and the tobacco industry falsely marketing them as less harmful, the adage “prevention is better than cure” has never been more important.
According to the estimates by the World Health Organisation, Africa is one of two regions -- along with the Eastern Mediterranean region -- where smoking rates are on the rise.
A study from France concluded smoking might protect against coronavirus. But particularly now, in the midst of a pandemic, it's critical we don't take headlines at face value.
An addiction psychiatrist explains why smoking raises the risks from COVID-19 and how to quit.
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.
In terms of health harms, the risks of 'heat not burn' products are likely to sit somewhere between e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes.
According to a new study, about four in 10 air pollution deaths in the US are due to emissions crossing state lines.
The number of users is likely to grow and there are health risks, so now is the time to act.