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The Tobacco Control Act Turns 15: Have We Made Progress at All?

When I was 22, I watched my grandpa wheeled out of his home in a body bag. Aged 53, I…

June 21, 2024

Vapes “Designed to Kill,” Claims Org Designed to Protect World Health

“What looks cute, smells good, but is designed to kill?” asked the World Health Organization (WHO) in a June 11…

June 13, 2024

An Urgent Call for Action on World No Tobacco Day 2024

The global combustible tobacco epidemic remains a formidable public health challenge, with devastating disparities in smoking rates across nations. As…

May 30, 2024

Why We Need World Vape Day More Than Ever

Globally, we are over 120 million strong. We are the people who used to smoke. We discovered that despite what…

May 30, 2024

Japan’s Leading Position in the Tobacco Harm Reduction World

Japan has halved its cigarette sales in a decade, in what tobacco harm reductionists call a "globally unprecedented" shift. What…

May 29, 2024

Sudden UK Election Shelves Contentious Tobacco and Vapes Bill

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's Tobacco and Vapes Bill has gone up in smoke after his surprise announcement, on May 22,…

May 23, 2024

Recent Reports Reflect How the FDA Props Up the Cigarette Trade

Two subscription-only reports have recently highlighted how the Food and Drug Administration is effectively propping up smoking in the United…

May 17, 2024

The Menthols Ban: Delayed, Divisive and Far From Dead

The planned national ban on menthol cigarettes in the United States was postponed indefinitely in late April. The idea has…

May 16, 2024

In the Ugly Nicotine Debate, Being Kind Isn’t Just Right—It’s Effective

Going to school as an autistic kid sometimes felt like a never-ending nightmare. Spitballs hitting me in the back of…

May 13, 2024

UK Bill to Ban Tobacco Sales Clears Another Hurdle, Nearing Final Vote

The United Kingdom’s tobacco ban is one step closer to becoming law. On April 16 the Tobacco and Vapes Bill…

April 25, 2024