The sleek, discreet Juul—the “iPhone of e-cigarettes”—became ubiquitous in schools last fall. Now the FDA is on a mission to crack down on the devices and determine why they’re so popular among youths. The answer could be in marketing materials the FDA has demanded from…

Bloomberg Philanthropies is accepting applications to determine the lead organization(s) for a new global tobacco industry watchdog, Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products (STOP).

It’s no secret that for decades, Big Tobacco has made trillions of dollars selling a deadly habit by making it seem subversive and cool. While the industry has targeted both men and women, lately tobacco companies have made a concerted effort to attract female customers…

Bloomberg Philanthropies has thrown $20 million behind a tobacco industry watchdog to monitor “dirty tactics” as it homes in on low- and middle-income countries and the e-cigarette business, writes Sarah Boseley. Stop (Stopping Tobacco Organisations and Products) comes amid…

The FDA is kicking off a divisive new smoking strategy with a push to control nicotine levels in cigarettes and embrace lower-risk tobacco products.If approved, an alternative cigarette which heats rather than burns tobacco, which Philip Morris International claims reduces…

The trend for sleek e-cigarettes is sweeping youth culture, creating a gateway to nicotine addiction and bona-fide cigarette smoking, found a new study in the journal Pediatrics.  

The sheer power of Indonesia’s tobacco industry has revealed itself once again through prohibitive new restrictions on e-cigarettes. Trade minister Enggartiasto Lukita suggested Indonesians can skirt the new rules if they “become regular smokers.”   Indonesia, known for…

After 18 years, a Big Tobacco lawsuit filed under President Bill Clinton materialized yesterday with TV spots advertising the lethal and addictive effects of smoking.

Pollutants’ impact is likely multi-generational, according to epigeneticists tracking how pollutants alter gene regulation at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Without changing the DNA code, epigenetic changes dictate “which genes are switched on and off…

In Nepal, an estimated 56,000 people are burned seriously each year—yet only about 1,000 receive proper treatment. Through the lens of Rojita Adhikari, the photographer who accompanied journalist Joanne Silberner to cover burns in Nepal—the Untold Global Health Story of…