Help show the world why plain packaging is needed to help fight back against tobacco industry marketing. With advertising restrictions changing in countries worldwide, tobacco companies have taken to cigarette packs and even cigarettes themselves to entice users and sell…

Starting in 2017, all cigarette packs sold in France will look exactly the same. The plain dark green packages will have the brand name denoted in small uniform typeface, with even larger and more graphic health warnings. The health ministry hopes the law will reduce…

WHO finds an Indian parliamentary panel’s call for reducing the size of health warnings on cigarette and other tobacco packs “worrisome,” Reuters reports. Last year, the government delayed new rules asking manufacturers to cover 85% of the cigarette pack’s surface with…

E-cigarette marketing has become so ubiquitous that it now reaches 70% of US middle and high school students, according to a new CDC report. Some public health officials argue that it’s prompting more teens to use the devices and threatening decades of progress in combating…

Black members of Congress, all but one of whom are Democrats, were 19 times as likely as their Dem peers to receive campaign cash last year from Lorillard Tobacco, according to an analysis by FairWarning of records from the Center for Responsive Politics. The election…

Smoking in the US continues to decline, the CDC reported yesterday—but increasingly, it’s looking like a problem of the poor.

It’s shockingly easy to buy counterfeit cigarettes in Glasgow, Scotland, reputed to be the UK capital of fake smokes. Small-time operators backed by organized crime conduct the bulk of sales.  Unregulated illicit products were shown to contain 30 times the normal level of…

Aggressive public health action is needed to persuade Chinese men to scrap their cigarettes; otherwise, smoking is set to kill 1 in 3 Chinese men by 2030—double the 2010 toll. China, the world's largest grower, manufacturer, and consumer of tobacco, already accounts for 1…

Perhaps never has the answer “I’m not sure,” been delivered so articulately by such an informed source as Joanna Cohen in this thoughtful opinion piece about whether or not e-cigs are a savior for smokers, a lurking global danger—or both. In making the case for her…

This article was originally published in USA Today. Are e-cigarettes a savior for smokers, a lurking global danger … or both?