The tobacco industry plays price games to make it even tougher to quit smoking

By J. Robert Branston, Anna Gilmore, Rosemary Hiscock Source: The Conversation It is thought about two in three smokers want to kick their deadly habit, and with good reason – the same proportion of them are believed to die prematurely because of smoking. Around the world, the habit kills more than 6m people a year. Yet quitting is […]

Big Tobacco is consistently overstating black market in cigarettes – new findings

By: Allen Gallagher, Anna Gilmore Source: The Conversation What’s the size of the black market in tobacco and who is behind it? These questions have dogged governments, public health advocates, researchers and the tobacco industry for years. The world’s biggest tobacco companies spend millions on research to produce answers – commissioning reports which often conclude that the […]