In 1965, the US government began forcing cigarette makers to include labels on cigarette packs warning that smoking may be hazardous to your health, making the labels one of our 100 Objects That Shaped Public Health

With names like “Double Click Crisp” and “Ice Blast,” flavored cigarettes are designed to appeal to young smokers. And they are increasingly popular in Latin America, where 370,000 people die every year from tobacco-related diseases.   A report from the Johns Hopkins…

The US Surgeon General’s report that linked cigarette smoking to poor health was a major public health milestone. That’s why the cigarette is one of our 100 Objects That Shaped Public Health.  

US teens who use electronic vapor products may also engage in the sorts of high risk behaviors long associated with adolescent cigarette smoking, according to a study released this month in the journal Pediatrics.  

Smokers with mental illness consume 40% of all cigarettes and smoke at rates 2-to-3 times the US average, despite being just 20% of the population. Myths abound about mental illness and smoking: that it alleviates psychiatric symptoms or that the mentally ill can’t quit…