A previous attempt to introduce such a ban in the Philippines was struck down by an industry-funded lawsuit.
Researchers found that children exposed to secondhand smoke had higher than average levels of lead in their blood.
Teens who quit vaping or drastically cut back are likely to experience withdrawal symptoms. Here’s how to support young adults through withdrawal and quitting.
Clinical trials have demonstrated the health benefits of cannabis for certain conditions, but many aren’t testing smoked or vaped forms. Research on cannabis smoke is raising concerns.
The success of anti-smoking campaigns has come with growing stigma around lung cancer. Over one quarter of Australians admit they have less sympathy for lung cancer sufferers.
Our study of six Asia-Pacific countries found that there would be a remarkable return on investment from higher tobacco taxes. The Philippines, Australia and New Zealand have already shown it works.
In low-income countries, tobacco use is often associated with lower income and less education. These users can’t afford to pay for counselling and medication.
A statistic from a 2010 study is doing the rounds again. But is it helpful?
University students are particularly at high risk of depression. One global study suggests 21% of students have major depressive disorder.
If we are to reduce the numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people smoking we need to consider a whole suite or approaches.
Many people who vape saying they are trying to quit or to cut down on cigarettes.
A pipe in the hand could end or save a life.
A growing body of evidence shows vaping is not without harms.
It’s often said if cigarettes were invented tomorrow, and we knew now what we didn’t know then, they would be banned outright. But vaping is showing us we’re repeating the same mistakes.
In the 1980s and 90s, legal action and awareness helped shift attitudes to tobacco smoking. We have laws against vaping in smoke-free places but the attitude shift is lagging.
Companies selling e-cigarettes are marketing their products to teenagers and young adults.
How providing information on the health risks of vaping through expert advice and personal testimonies can help steer students away from using e-cigarettes.
While lung cancer rates have decreased by 43% in men, they have risen by 79% in women. New screening guidelines and recognizing early symptoms can help address the changing face of lung cancer.
Here are some simple things you can do everyday to help your immune system fight off infections.
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.