When anti-smoking campaigns in the US and Europe dampened cigarette profits, manufacturers set their sights on Asia.   Southeast Asian smokers are set to rise by a million between 2000 and 2025 (to 240 million), according to the WHO—while smokers in the Americas and Europe…

1 in every 9 cigarettes smoked worldwide is illegal—a global scourge that undermines tobacco control efforts while reinforcing the power of organized crime.

The world can learn from Moldova’s tobacco tax, says World Bank’s Patricio V. Marquez. 30% of Moldovan men smoke and the workforce suffered in recent years from premature mortality rates tied to noncommunicable diseases—to which tobacco is a major contributor.

As soon as next week, the FDA is expected to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes in thousands of US retail outlets and impose new rules for online sales. Gas stations and convenience stores will be barred from selling the products, but they will still be available…

A staggering 93% of the world’s children under 15—1.8 billion—breathe air so polluted that their health and development are jeopardized.  

1,000 pages of documents were seized from JUUL Labs during a surprise visit from FDA inspectors seeking information about the e-cig giant’s sales and marketing practices. It’s the latest FDA crackdown on the vaping market amid concerns the products are designed to hook kids…

Deep divisions about the best approach to curb smoking were on display as delegates from 137 countries gathered in Geneva Monday to hash out the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The meeting aims to lay out a plan to scale up the tobacco control agenda, and…

An August 2016 FDA rule banned sales of new e-cigarettes without regulatory approval. But Juul and other products already on the market remain exempt until 2022.  

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.