Risk-based taxes set tax rates based on the risk to health of tobacco and nicotine by relying on scientific evidence.
Vapes will be harder to access from today, but the restrictions are staged, with some due to roll out later in the year. Here’s what’s changing.
The study suggests that online sales to kids went unchanged in the months after the law went into effect.
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.
It’s not just the ingredients we should be concerned about. The devices themselves release chemicals that end up in our blood and urine.
Social media platforms have policies prohibiting the promotion of tobacco products, including vaping. But these policies are routinely violated, with little or no consequences.
Many people who vape saying they are trying to quit or to cut down on cigarettes.
The industry and its allies have been so effective at publicising this unscientific guesstimate, it continues to be used to undermine Australia’s public health policy.
Criticism and lecturing won’t help. This will.
Governments and health bodies agree: it’s time for action on vape imports and sale. But which option will they choose?
E-cigarettes may be a useful tool to help people quit smoking, but emerging evidence shows how important it is to make this only the first step in giving up altogether.
Vapes were marketed as healthy, sexy, sleek and environmentally friendly. It’s time we clamped down on these dodgy claims.
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.
The vaping craze sweeping the globe is leaving a legacy of contaiminated e-waste in landfill while waste management authorities scramble to set up recycling schemes.
How providing information on the health risks of vaping through expert advice and personal testimonies can help steer students away from using e-cigarettes.
It might be tempting to fly off the handle and deliver a lecture on the dangers of vaping. But here’s what might actually work.
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.
South Africa was once a leader in tobacco use control but has since fallen behind, and smoking prevalence has steadily increased.
Most teens got their vape from their friends. But of those who bought their own, one-third bought it at the servo, tobacconist or convenience store.