It’s often said if cigarettes were invented tomorrow, and we knew now what we didn’t know then, they would be banned outright. But vaping is showing us we’re repeating the same mistakes.
In the 1970s, the Anti-Cancer Council launched a concerted, evidence-based public health campaign to end tobacco advertising – and many of their strategies could be used today on gambling advertising.
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.
Plus, new research from Indonesia on the relationship between cigarette advertising near schools and children smoking.
Vaping is changing how smoking is depicted on our television and cinema screens. Where once cigarettes were portrayed as glamorous, vaping is linked with stress and struggle.
Designing anti-smoking campaign messages based on tried and tested health communication theories will make the messages more powerful.
E-cigarette usage among teens has surged. A tobacco control expert explains how flavors may be contributing.
The tobacco industry in Indonesia can still advertise cigarettes on television, radio and billboards. Now it’s using popular social media channels too.
While many of its Asian neighbours are striving to get smoking under control, Indonesia is the stubborn exception.
There are differences in the smoking patterns of rural and urban communities. These must be recognised and included in tobacco control interventions to reduce use.
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?
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.