Yesterday, the FDA launched its largest coordinated enforcement action ever: A crackdown on some 1,300 retailers—Walgreens, Walmart, and 7-Eleven among them—who allegedly peddle e-cigarettes to minors. Flavored e-cigarette liquids like mango and “cherry crush” could also…

Kids who live with smokers are more likely to grow up and die of lung disease, according to the first study linking childhood second hand smoke to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease later in life.

Bloomberg Philanthropies has chosen the University of Bath, the Global Centre for Good Governance in Tobacco Control, and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease to lead the Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products (STOP) initiative.  

Old-fashioned cigarettes are plummeting in popularity, but ‘Juuling’ has taken their place as the symbol of teen rebellion once embodied by famed smokers like Marilyn Monroe—in the form of discreet, flavored nicotine. Marketed with its own version of “the Virginia Slims…

Vaping is not a reliable path to giving up smoking, according to new research from Georgia State University—adding to a growing body of conflicting research into e-cigarettes’ potential as quit-smoking tools. The researchers found no evidence that electronic nicotine…

E-cigarette and vape companies are exploring new ways to build their reputation as cigarette alternatives.

Between January 1 and today—World No Tobacco Day—tobacco use will have killed nearly 3 million people across the globe. About another 4 million will die before the year’s end. Approximately 1.1 billion people around the world smoke, and 80% of them live in low- and middle-…

From quit-smoking campaigns, to safer cars, to vaccines that stamped out polio and smallpox and are now tackling HPV and the flu, public health interventions are worth the money.

Juul e-cigarettes are all the rage in high schools, college dorms and on social media. Their wild popularity has public health organizations taking the FDA the court for delaying regulations of the “lethal and addictive” substances.

Big Tobacco, beware: A new global watchdog will soon be on your tail. The search is on for a lead organization for Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products (STOP) that will aggressively track and monitor tobacco industry practices that undermine public health.