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.
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Plus, new research from Indonesia on the relationship between cigarette advertising near schools and children smoking.
Despite being widely viewed as a safer alternative to tobacco, e-cigarettes aren’t harmless, especially to adolescents. But social media is rife with glossy content that makes vaping look fun and cool.
Four Americans die every year for every one person employed in the U.S. tobacco industry.
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Nearly a half-million Americans die every year from smoking and tobacco use. Might a little-used legal remedy save those lives?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the third leading cause of death in the United States.
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A new discovery offers hope for ways to treat a debilitating disease that has become a leading cause of death in the US..
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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.
Early data suggests being a smoker might put you at higher risk if you catch coronavirus, so there’s never been a better time to quit. The good news is the benefits are almost immediate.
There is no documented health benefit that warrants banning cigarette sales for 21 days.
Lockdown should be nuanced to the South African context of overcrowded accommodation and high levels of domestic violence. Permitting cigarette purchases and exercise might assist.
Lung MRI of an ex-smoker of cannabis and tobacco, showing poor lung function and truncated airway tree. In vaping patients, oily substances have also been found inside their lung tissue and airways.
Vaping devices cause deadly lung toxicity. Their marketing to children must be banned.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is one of many emerging global metropolises that are struggling to protect residents against tobacco.
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.
Reports suggest there are more than 100 tobacco-sponsored schools in China, a country with more than 300 million smokers.
The Chinese National Tobacco Corporation is expanding its international markets through subsidiaries. Is the world ready for tobacco companies sponsoring or supporting schools?
They're effective – and popular.
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.
Cigarettes destroy family health.
Designing anti-smoking campaign messages based on tried and tested health communication theories will make the messages more powerful.
A recent Cochrane review came to a surprising conclusion.
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 Irish border in 1974.
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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.
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There are other things which cause air pollution – cars, for example – which will have a much bigger impact.