Tobacco packaging design and marketing is always changing, making it imperative for tobacco control professionals to monitor new tactics. Now, you can upload your own pictures and sort, save, and share photos of tobacco packaging from all over the world with “Share a Pack…

Michael Bloomberg continues to wage war against big tobacco, with the announcement of a $350 million commitment to fund anti-tobacco efforts, primarily in the developing world.   The funds will help to expand Bloomberg Philanthropies’ campaigns in low-and middle income…

Despite decreases in adult cigarette smoking, 4 in 10 cancers diagnosed in the US are tobacco-related, according to the CDC. In fact, tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of cancer and cancer deaths; it’s linked to cancers of the lung, stomach, kidney, cervix, colon…

The WHO’s 2003 global tobacco treaty, Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), is under scrutiny this week at a meeting in India regarding highly conflicting views on electronic cigarettes.  

Global health leaders convening in Delhi, India today for the 7th conference of the parties to the WHO framework convention on tobacco control have a chance to “bend the course of public health history,” writes Margaret Chan, WHO director-general, in an editorial. She urges…

In the US, the dominant health message on e-cigs is that vaping is dangerous and could be the first step to developing an addiction to smoking, especially for young people.   Amid slumping sales of e-cigs, however, some public health officials are expressing concerns that…

 

The most strategic policies to reduce adolescent smoking and secondhand smoke exposure in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) may not be those targeting adolescents.  

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…

E-cigarettes have divided the academic community, which has failed to find consensus on their safety and risks. A research review published earlier this week by global nonprofit Cochrane asserts that according to the best current evidence, e-cigarettes can help a person…