Air pollution is now as deadly as tobacco, according to the Lancet Countdown Report detailing concerning connections between climate change and health, Deutsche Welle reports.

Finding answers to the baffling vaping illness that’s so far killed 37 and injured 2,000 may require asking better questions.  Social change can spur disease outbreaks, says Harvard researcher Yulin Hswen. With people now vaping 20-30 times a day using “everything from…

Some academics have a secret side hustle testifying for tobacco companies in court, earning hundreds of dollars an hour as expert witnesses on a topic many have never published a word about. The strategy: Using the “common knowledge” argument that the dangers of smoking…

When it comes to heading off Big Tobacco’s influence, there are winners and losers.  The advocacy group Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products ranks 33 countries in its first-ever Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index—tracking a key, but oft-overlooked measure,…

Does Big Tobacco have sway in your country? Find out using the first Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index, which ranks countries based on the amount of meddling they allow in health policy. Despite attempts to clean up its reputation, the tobacco industry remains “…

More than 200 people have arrived at emergency rooms across the country with vaping-connected respiratory illnesses, prompting the CDC to issue a health alert on Friday.  Patients have severe shortness of breath, often following days of vomiting, fever and fatigue, forcing…

Regulatory gaps and legal roadblocks are frustrating efforts to pinpoint the cause of critical lung disease suddenly striking teens and young adults who vape.  Until now, the FDA has neither reviewed nor regulated vape products. But 193 potential cases of lung disease and…

The WHO’s 7th tobacco report was a mixed bag, praising progress in fighting smoking, but calling out countries lagging on implementing MPOWER tobacco control measures.

Juul paid for access to young people, according to testimony in a US Congressional hearing to determine the company’s role in a youth vaping epidemic that has spiraled since the company’s 2015 launch.  

Tobacco is a big reason that the world isn’t on track to meet a key Sustainable Development Goal: Cut NCD premature mortality by one-third by 2030, the WHO reports. It marks World No Tobacco Day today with a call today for governments to prioritize tobacco control.  …