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.
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.
It is time governments made corporations pay for the harm they cause.
The Irish border in 1974.
The history of smuggling across the Irish border.
A man at a recovery center in Youngstown, Ohio, smokes a cigarette, June 15, 2017.
David Dermer/AP Photo
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.
Because of its size, Nigeria has the potential to boost the global anti-tobacco movement.
The National Tobacco Control Act gives the tobacco industry inside access to the decision making process.
A farmer shows smaller-than-usual soybeans harvested due to drought conditions in Tallapoosa, Georgia.
AP Photo/David Goldman
Many of the crop plants that feed us waste 20 percent of their energy, especially in hot weather. Plant geneticists prove that capturing this energy could boost crop yields by up to 40 percent.
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.
The biggest problem in the Indonesian universal healthcare program is that members' contribution is less than the spending to pay claims for hospitals and other health services.
Getting a good dose of nature can boost your mental health.
Beyond medication and psychological treatments, there are steps all of us can take to alleviate stress, improve our mood and take care of our mental health. Here are five to get you started.
An Ottawa high school student looks at plain cigarette packaging examples on World No Tobacco Day in May 2016. Tobacco companies are railing against Ottawa’s plans for plain cigarette packaging in Canada.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Canadian government is currently drafting regulations on plain packaging for cigarettes. Tobacco companies are trying to weaken the regulations via lobbying and misleading PR campaigns.
Not the healthy choice.
A common smoking cessation drug doesn't appear to work for shisha smokers.
Prison jobs are always low paid, often difficult, and produce many of the foodstuffs and services many Americans use every day.
Enslaved workers used to grow cotton and mill flour. Now prisoners grind beef and crate eggs. Here, a historian explores Americans' troubling habit of consuming the products of slave labor.
How industry-funded data on tobacco smuggling exaggerates the scale of the problem.
Guilty or innocent?
Hundreds of lawsuits against Monsanto contend that its popular Roundup weed killer gave users cancer. But proving this kind of connection is challenging in both science and law.
Genetically engineered tobacco plants growing in a greenhouse.
As the climate changes and the population grows, meeting the demand for food will become more difficult as arable land declines. But an international team of scientists has figured out an innovative solution to dramatically bumping up crop yields.
The death threat looms large over Indonesian youth as their rate of smoking is high.
Indonesia has the region's highest rate of smoking among youths – one in five between the ages of 13 and 15 smoke. What should the government should do to stop youth from smoking?
Protesting in Berlin.
Not the sort of amount you'd want to lose down the back of the sofa.