‘Living Mady Easy: Revolving hat’, a satirical print with a hat supporting a spy glass, an ear trumpet, a ciggar, a pair of glasses, and a scent box, 1830, London.
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The history of smell in 18th-century England reveals the complex story of scent and personal space.
Parents' substance use affects children's physical, psychological, cognitive, social and economic well-being, a new review of the research has found.
Scotland successfully targeted its smoking problem, now it needs to do the same for obesity.
They're effective – and popular.
The latest statistics show smoking’s legacy when it comes to preventable deaths from cardiovascular diseases like heart attack and stroke.
Smoking-related cardiovascular disease like heart attack and stroke results in 11,400 people being sent to hospital and 6,400 people dying in Australia each year, new research shows.
Zambia’s daliance with cigarette manufacturing is a cautionary tale for other African countries.
As Zambia's case study shows, the benefits of boosting investment in cigarette manufacturing run the risk of being wiped out by the health and economic development costs of increasing smoking.
Smoking is a threat to public health.
Ghana is the latest country in Africa to mandate the use of pictures on cigarette packages to convey health warnings.
Taxing harmful behaviour like smoking and gambling have become too lucrative for governments to turn away from.
Governments are addicted to tax revenue from harmful activities. It is stopping them from doing what is in society's best interests.
Documents show tobacco companies have marketed their products to young people.
Tobacco companies are enlisting the help of social media influencers to promote traditional cigarettes and their brands to young people.
The evidence shows that vaping is creating a generation of nicotine-addicted youth, who start with e-cigarettes and move on to smoke tobacco products.
Vaping devices were designed as a clean way of delivering nicotine, to help people stop smoking tobacco. Now, with gummy bear flavours and celebrity endorsements, they are a serious public health problem.
Just because a treatment works for some people, doesn’t mean it will work for you.
It's hard to decide which treatment to choose when trying to quit smoking or lose weight. The term 'number needed to treat' could help you decide what is most likely to work.
A man at a recovery center in Youngstown, Ohio, smokes a cigarette, June 15, 2017.
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For those who don't smoke cigarettes, the dangers may seem distant. Yet smoking still kills millions each year. A new study suggests that e-cigarettes might curb this public health tragedy.
Smoking is a major public health threat.
Research shows that a higher excise tax rate on tobacco would result in a decrease in the number of people who smoke.
E-cigarettes may help smokers quit but research is still limited.
Orchard Road, Singapore.
There are other things which cause air pollution – cars, for example – which will have a much bigger impact.
Tobacco companies stalled introducing plain packs, explored loopholes in the law and didn't follow through with suggested price cuts.
Economic tactics play a big part in a habit that's hard to break.
People with a mental health condition are more likely to be smokers.
Smoking rates are high among Australians with a mental illness. Quitting is likely to improve their physical and mental health; supporting them to do so should be part of mental health care.
Away with you.
Why tobacco giant isn't a credible partner for anti-cigarette smoking policy just yet, despite what they want you to think.
A discarded Juul on the floor of a San Francisco streetcar March 20, 2018.
E-cigarettes are hotly debated because of the uncertainty of whether they are a gateway to cigarette smoking for teens, or an aid to smoking cessation. One thing is clear: They are not biodegradable.