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As smoking on Netflix rises, fears of normalization grow

Cigarettes may have been scrapped from billboards, bus stops and most places in between, but they haven’t vanished from our screens — Netflix shows in particular. But does public health have a place in the...

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Smoke or smokescreen: The plain packaging case at the WTO

Australia is the first country to introduce laws on restricting logos, branding, colors and promotional text on tobacco packets in a bid to cut smoking rates, infuriating big tobacco companies. The law has attracted opposition...

Should you tolerate the government poking its nose into your health?

Every family in India with school-age children was shaken up recently by the tragedy that struck Bihar. 22 children in the village of Dharmasati Gandaman died from organophosphate insecticide poisoning after consuming a state-sponsored mid-day...