Climate change is seeing more of us with mental health problems and harmful substance use. So we need to start planning now.
A previous attempt to introduce such a ban in the Philippines was struck down by an industry-funded lawsuit.
Clinical trials have demonstrated the health benefits of cannabis for certain conditions, but many aren’t testing smoked or vaped forms. Research on cannabis smoke is raising concerns.
Our study of six Asia-Pacific countries found that there would be a remarkable return on investment from higher tobacco taxes. The Philippines, Australia and New Zealand have already shown it works.
In low-income countries, tobacco use is often associated with lower income and less education. These users can’t afford to pay for counselling and medication.
About half of people involved in tobacco lobbying held positions in Australian governments before or after working for the tobacco industry.
The drugs cytisine and varenicline are both effective at helping people stop smoking, but getting hold of them is not easy.
Many people who vape saying they are trying to quit or to cut down on cigarettes.
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.
Reductions in the affordability of cigarettes will ensure significant reductions in tobacco use.
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.
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 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.
The state controls and regulates small farmers’ environmental practices without addressing what forces them to follow these practices.