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.
Australia’s approach is welcome but doesn’t go far enough. New Zealand’s plans are much bolder. Here’s how they compare.
Health guidelines can feel contradictory and hard to interpret. But a new star rating system should help consumers and policymakers better parse the evidence behind health risks and outcomes.
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.
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.
The proposed standard would lower the nicotine content in cigarettes and cigars by 95% – a public health proposal that could prevent millions from becoming smokers in the first place.
Legislation now entering parliament aims to make Aotearoa New Zealand smokefree by 2025. Forecast effects show huge potential health gains, especially for Māori.
E-cigarettes are facing calls for complete bans on their sale. A tobacco addiction researcher explores the balance between vaping’s harm to teens and potential use as a tool for quitting smoking.
When the age of sale was increased from 16 to 18 in 2007 in the UK, there was a fall in youth smoking rates.
Water and energy prices are fixed, so why not do the same with cigarettes?
The number of smokers in Africa is projected to increase.
The number of people who die from climate change each year is roughly the same as the number of people who die from tobacco use.
As the comment period begins for the FDA’s proposed ban, public health experts explain the stakes.
Traditionally marketed to women, banning menthol tobacco flavouring would make a moderate impact on smoking harms. Australia is behind many other countries.
The health risks of e-cigarettes outweigh any benefits, a comprehensive review of the evidence shows.
How can we help pregnant women quit smoking, for their health and that of their unborn child, when substitutes and other methods seem less effective during this period?
There are three pathways through which parental smoking has an effect on children’s academic, social and emotional skills. They include health effects of second-hand smoke, and family income.
Genes and environments almost always combine to influence our risk of diseases. Research in twins has helped us understand how.
Tobacco smoking results in DNA changes to a much greater magnitude than vaping