For Big Tobacco, COVID-19—for which smoking is a known risk factor— has been leveraged as a global opportunity to “gain influence, meddle in life-saving health policies and secure preferential treatment,” leaving no region immune from industry sway, according to a new…

The US FDA authorized a vaping product for the first time yesterday, greenlighting marketing of Vuse Solo tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes and cartridges.   The agency’s rationale: Tobacco-flavored products could help adult smokers cut back on traditional…

Tobacco giant Philip Morris International is in the mood to diversify.   Not into new e-cigarette brands but into the acquisition of drug delivery companies—including some that treat smoking-related illnesses.   The Quote: “It’s like someone breaking your…

While almost all global sports have banned sponsorships from Big Tobacco, Formula 1 racing teams have put the pedal to the metal and will rake in an estimated $105 million this year, according to

The fight against global tobacco use has continued to progress despite the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the

Smoking prevalence has fallen in the last 4 decades—but the number of smokers worldwide has increased to 1.1 billion, propelled by population growth, according to a new 

For more than a century, Big Tobacco used alluring themes of “beauty, fashion, freedom and sophistication” to market cigarettes to women and girls—at a terrible cost in lives, according to a

When parents in America’s wealthiest city—the Silicon Valley community of Atherton—learned the vaping epidemic had hit their kids’ sports teams, they went to war with fellow Atheron parent Kevin Burns, CEO of Juul Labs.  

After years of debate, the FDA announced yesterday that it intends to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. 

Anti-smoking campaigners face a tough sell in Zimbabwe, where tobacco farmers have enjoyed a bumper year crop this year.   And the government has the farmers’ backs. Tobacco, now one of Zimbabwe’s biggest moneymakers, has caught the eye of the country’s agricultural…