About half of people involved in tobacco lobbying held positions in Australian governments before or after working for the tobacco industry.
The public bears the suffering and costs of the global epidemic of noncommunicable diseases, and the rapidly accelerating climate emergency.
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.
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.
In places around the world that lack restrictions to combat the problem, tobacco companies are using marketing strategies aimed at children, like displaying tobacco products at kids’ eye level.
Ultra-processed foods meet the same criteria for addictiveness that tobacco products do – and they’ve even been marketed in similar ways.
Product placement in music videos totals $15 million to $20 million a year and is rising. E-cigarette makers are discovering it’s a great way to lure young adults into vaping.
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.
The World Trade Organisation has thrown out the final legal challenge to Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws. Now countries across the world can implement this game-changing public health policy.
Tobacco has imposed a terrible toll on global health, but it could be used to produce the molecules we need to fight COVID-19.
Instagram remains a key marketing platform for tobacco companies.
Social media is the wild west, and Big Tobacco loves it.
Concerns about e-cigarettes are growing, with the AMA calling for a ban. With the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 21, it’s worth asking: What do smokers think?
The steady flow of politicians and government staffers switching sides to lobby for powerful food, alcohol and gambling companies is a threat to public health.
Vaping devices cause deadly lung toxicity. Their marketing to children must be banned.
April 15 is not only a day to pay individual taxes to the IRS. It is also the day that tobacco companies must pay a penalty to help offset states’ costs for the treatment of tobacco-related diseases.
Research shows that a higher excise tax rate on tobacco would result in a decrease in the number of people who smoke.
The National Tobacco Control Act gives the tobacco industry inside access to the decision making process.
Tobacco companies stalled introducing plain packs, explored loopholes in the law and didn’t follow through with suggested price cuts.