Pleasant odors might help decrease cigarette cravings

Nicotine cravings are hard to resist, but inhaling certain smells might help reduce the temptation to light up.

Nicotine works inside our neurons to reinforce addiction

So, you know. Don’t smoke.

Hookah smoking is becoming more popular, despite health concerns

It’s alluring, interesting — and unhealthy.

Tobacco industry’s carbon footprint mirrors entire countries — cost of cigarettes should reflect the environmental damage, WHO says

We all know smoking is bad for our health but not a lot of people are aware of the hidden environmental costs of the tobacco industry.

What big tobacco companies don’t want you to know about smuggling

The scale of this conspiracy is shocking.

The Twitter discussion around vapes is grand — and 70% filled with bots

Welcome to selling strategies, where ethics are made up and your health doesn’t matter!

Alcohol and tobacco, not illegal drugs, are the biggest threat to human health

Put that cigarette down, and forget that extra beer.

Forgotten Poison: How Cigarettes Hurt the Environment

The extent of the environmental devastation cigarettes are responsible for is vast.

Almost 2 out of 3 people who try smoking develop a daily habit

A global study suggests that 69% of the people who tried smoking became daily smokers, even if temporary.

Big Tobacco will run anti-smoking ads, one decade after court order

Anti-tobacco advocates are furious the delay will make the campaign less effective.

Increasing the price of US cigarettes by just one dollar per pack would lead to one million people kicking the habit

A small increase to bring about huge change.

Russia plans to ban all tobacco sales in 2033

No smoking here. Only vodka.

Smoking one pack a day causes your lung cells’ DNA to mutate 150 times every year

It’s not just your lungs either.

Is secondhand marijuana smoke as damaging as tobacco smoke?

A new study compares the effects of secondhand marijuana smoke to that of tobacco.

Blowing vapor: cigarette use plummets among youth in schools, but e-cigs take their place

Electronic cigarettes have soared in use among high school and middle school kids, tripling relative in 2014, while cigarettes have reached an all time low. The report was issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which found 4.6 million middle and high school students were current users of any tobacco product, which includes e-cigs despite the fact that it doesn’t burn or contain any tobacco – just the nicotine.

Marijuana is much safer than tobacco and alcohol, study concludes

A new study has concluded that marijuana is much safer than alcohol and tobacco combined. Alcohol is actually the most dangerous substance out of the ones studies – more dangerous than heroin, cocaine, ecstasy or meth.

Tobacco plants borrowing bacteria genes achieve more efficient photosynthesis

It wouldn’t be an understatement to say we owe all the wonders of life to photosynthesis – the ability of plants and certain bacteria to convert CO2 into energy (sugars) and food. Scientists have for some time attempted to enhance photosynthesis through genetic manipulation, but it’s only recently that we’re beginning to see these efforts take form. The most recent

E-cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco variety, yet debate still lingers

A new study that shifted through 81 e-cig related studies found that these are less harmful than conventional cigarettes. Policymakers, however, are inclined to introduce strict regulations for e-cigs, citing unsubstantial evidence that e-cigs do not pose health risks.

Eight million lives saved since first anti-tobacco warning 50 years ago

A study from Yale University found that some eight million premature deaths have been adverted as a result of anti-smoking measures which first began 50 years ago with the groundbreaking report from the Surgeon General outlining the deadly consequences of tobacco use. In 1964, the then Surgeon General Luther Terry dropped a bombshell that made a lot of waves across

Plain packaging makes cigarettes less appealing

Most smokers fall prey to the poisonous grasp of cigarettes because they became seduced by the simple act itself, not because of the taste or other pleasures relieved from smoking. There are many aspects that make smoking  extremely appealing, especially to attention-seeking young. Despite several policies have been introduced in the past decades to put a stop to the seductive