If the scheme isn’t successful, some people may continue using illicit vapes, or to switch to traditional cigarettes.
Vapes will be harder to access from today, but the restrictions are staged, with some due to roll out later in the year. Here’s what’s changing.
Social media platforms have policies prohibiting the promotion of tobacco products, including vaping. But these policies are routinely violated, with little or no consequences.
About half of people involved in tobacco lobbying held positions in Australian governments before or after working for the tobacco industry.
Many people who vape saying they are trying to quit or to cut down on cigarettes.
Governments and health bodies agree: it’s time for action on vape imports and sale. But which option will they choose?
A new review has examined the research on vaping. It found Australia is in need of a pragmatic harm reduction approach.
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.
Australia’s approach is welcome but doesn’t go far enough. New Zealand’s plans are much bolder. Here’s how they compare.
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.
Globally, about 1 million deaths annually are related to exposure to second-hand smoke. Thirteen African countries have implemented comprehensive smoke-free bans.
Tobacco giant Philip Morris has acquired British company Vectura, which make puffers and nebulisers that help people with lung disease to breathe.
Yet regulators remain torn.
Our research found Indonesia relies heavily on imported tobacco products, at the expense of local producers.
Here are 5 ways governments can get young people off tobacco.
The World Trade Organisation has thrown out the final legal challenge to Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws. Now countries across the world can implement this game-changing public health policy.
According to the estimates by the World Health Organisation, Africa is one of two regions – along with the Eastern Mediterranean region – where smoking rates are on the rise.
Coronavirus has necessitated a global public health response. But what does ‘public health’ actually mean? Three key examples give us an idea of what public health looks like in action.