Researchers help build a wall of evidence. Conflict of interest declarations tell readers to consider the provenance and context of the work.
Picture a scientist employed by a pharmaceutical company publishing research results that were important bricks in a wall of evidence that could massively benefit their employer down the track. Imagine…
Anti-smoking momentum among young people is starving the tobacco industry of new smokers,
It is three years since Australia fully implemented its historic tobacco plain packaging law. From December 1, 2012, all tobacco products have been required to be sold in the mandated standardised packs…
Loosening their grip. Will markets exit oil like they edged away from tobacco?
Efforts to break our financial addiction to the energy sector might find useful lessons in the slow decline of tobacco.
Like many great challenges of the 21st century, the science identifying the problems with sugar seems clear. What's lacking is the will to address them.
Many thousands of people stop and reduce their smoking every year.
As smoking continues its inexorable southward journey toward single-digit percentages of populations being smokers, it’s common to hear people say the smokers who remain are all “hard core”, heavily dependent…
France’s tobacconists aren’t very happy with plain cigarette packaging.
France is the latest country to consider a law that would ban branded cigarette packages. How effective are they and what's the economic cost?
Packs of Marlboro cigarettes are displayed for sale at a convenience store in Somerville, Massachusetts.
There are plenty of strategies to reduce tobacco use – especially in young people – that don't go as far as a total sales ban.
‘The people of the United Kingdom’ felt the tobacco industry’s record of addicting children and then killing one in two of those who don’t escape their clutches did matter.
Cancer Council Victoria is contesting British American Tobacco's request for survey data about teenagers' smoking habits. Here's the story of a UK research group who faced a similar request.
Up in flames: the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare in 2014 was a smoke-filled celebration.
South African forensics may provide clues to the 400-year-old mystery of what was smoked in pipes found in Shakespeare's garden.
An Oxford professor spent more than 20 years watching chimpanzees cleverly adapt to their changing environment.
The case for compensation is worthless: the value of nothing is nothing.
Imagine you were about to buy a property and were advised that in two years time, a major freeway would be built two hundred metres away, greatly diminishing the value of your purchase. Then imagine you…
I recently noticed a tweet from @CareersatBAT about how British American Tobacco South Africa had packed 200,000 meals of donated food for the Million Meal Challenge being run by Stop Hunger Now Southern…
Smoking and mental health problems go hand in hand but it's not an easy relationship to untangle.
Boby/light dots by The Conversation
Researchers have been investigating the link between smoking and psychosis, here's what they found.
Smokers would not riot in the streets. Many would welcome it.
I’m a regular drug user. Every morning I take a drug to manage blood pressure. I get my supplies from my neighbourhood dealer, but I can get the stuff almost anywhere.
The ban disadvantages smokers who may have difficulty quitting but want to reduce the risks of smoking.
Australia's ban on e-cigarettes is ethically murky. It's a paternalistic policy that denies adult smokers the right to use a less harmful form of nicotine.
Smoking is estimated to cause one in five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths.
The daily smoking rate among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders is falling, but at 42%, it's still 2.6 times that of other Australians.
Rolling the legal age of smoking forward will result in fewer new smokers.
If legislation currently before the Tasmanian parliament passes, the state could be the first in the world to prohibit the sale of tobacco to people born after 2000.
Unassisted quitting is mentioned in the guidelines but not as an option to be encouraged.
A preoccupation with pharmaceutically assisted quitting ignores or dismisses the value of unassisted quitting or going "cold turkey".
A study of English smokers found that those using e-cigarettes were no more likely to quit smoking at 12 month than those not vaping.
A study published today in the leading journal Addiction might just change everything for electronic cigarettes