Whether or not they smoke, most young people don’t share the tobacco companies’ view that New Zealand’s new smokefree measures will reduce their autonomy or limit their freedoms.
Even if the new smokefree legislation did cause some temporary extra illegal trade in tobacco, the best response would still be better law enforcement and border control.
Water and energy prices are fixed, so why not do the same with cigarettes?
Is this a paid ad or a news story? Can you tell?
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When news outlets also publish so-called ‘native advertising,’ their journalistic reputations suffer – and their news coverage shies away from the companies that paid for the ads.
It can be difficult to distinguish between the calls of sincere scientists for more research to reach greater certainty, and the politically motivated criticisms of science skeptics.
Skeptics may make demands for absolute certainty to undermine science and delay action. Critiques may not be in the interest of advancing science and public health, but by someone with an agenda.
New Zealand will hold the world’s first national referendum on legalising recreational use of cannabis in September. It must learn from mistakes in implementing earlier drug law reforms.
Reports suggest there are more than 100 tobacco-sponsored schools in China, a country with more than 300 million smokers.
The Chinese National Tobacco Corporation is expanding its international markets through subsidiaries. Is the world ready for tobacco companies sponsoring or supporting schools?
They’re effective – and popular.
History is complex and multi-dimensional. Any response to what happened in the past should reflect this.
It is time governments made corporations pay for the harm they cause.
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.
Economic tactics play a big part in a habit that’s hard to break.
New research shows just how bad tobacco farming can be for the environment and for farmers.
Former Attorney-General Nicola Roxon backed Australia’s plain tobacco packaging legislation at the time of its 2012 challenge in the High Court. The latest World Trade Organisation dispute is the third major challenge on legal or trade grounds.
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has reportedly backed Australia’s laws on plain tobacco packaging implemented from December 2012. The apparent decision marks the end of the last of three cases brought…
Increases in tobacco taxes hurt low-income smokers, who are already stigmatised.
Tobacco tax increases in Australia that will see a packet of cigarettes costing A$40 may discourage smoking, but will end up having unintended consequences for poorer smokers, new research shows.
Classifying e-cigarettes as a nicotine replacement therapy could help the tobacco industry influence health policy.
Classing e-cigarettes as quit smoking aids could help rebrand the tobacco industry as a legitimate player in health policy. Here’s why we should be concerned.
Proper nutrition is critical to combatting the costly and deadly epidemics of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Food, drug and other companies often sponsor research in the hope it might produce results favourable to their products. How can we ensure such research remains independent?