Tobacco giant Philip Morris has acquired British company Vectura, which make puffers and nebulisers that help people with lung disease to breathe.
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.
South Africa’s approach to smoking doesn’t adequately support current smokers who want to quit.
Nearly a half-million Americans die every year from smoking and tobacco use. Might a little-used legal remedy save those lives?
Although millions voted to put her face on the bill in an online poll, many still don’t know the story of her life and the role faith played in it.
Experts at Oxford University’s Centre for Evidence Based Medicine review the latest evidence on how to quit smoking.
A new discovery offers hope for ways to treat a debilitating disease that has become a leading cause of death in the US..
Our research found Indonesia relies heavily on imported tobacco products, at the expense of local producers.
Overseas evidence suggests cannabis law reform should favour caution and strict enforcement of the new rules.
Here are 5 ways governments can get young people off tobacco.
Tobacco has imposed a terrible toll on global health, but it could be used to produce the molecules we need to fight COVID-19.
An addiction psychiatrist explains why smoking raises the risks from COVID-19 and how to quit.
During two 17th-century medical calamities, economic imperatives outweighed moral concerns.
The number of users is likely to grow and there are health risks, so now is the time to act.
Among Tubman’s most daring feats was helping slaves escape. She believed she went into trances and had visions. These, to her, were God’s way of guiding her, which made her quite fearless.
As vaping increases among youth, so do the life-threatening lung injuries that accompany it. ‘Popcorn lung’ is the latest.
Governments around the world are banning e-cigarettes. This is very bad news for public health.
Alcohol is classified by the World Health Organization as a Class 1 carcinogen. Our next federal government must step up with an Alcohol Act and a strategy to reduce harms from this recreational drug.
Here are some immediate actions need to be made to avoid the unprecedented youth vaping epidemic in Indonesia.
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.