British American Tobacco has become the first tobacco company to launch an electronic cigarette in the UK, raising fears that it could eventually boost its profits with public money should the NHS begin prescribing ecigarettes as a smoking-cessation tool.
Research among 500 Australian smokers has shown that smokers find cigarettes in plain packs less appealing
A smoking ban in some public places has come into force today in Russia, a country with one of the highest smoking rates in the world.
Australia's highest court upheld the world's toughest law on cigarette promotion today, prohibiting tobacco company logos on cigarette packs that will instead show cancer-riddled mouths, blinded eyeballs and sickly children.
How the industry ruthlessly exploits the developing world - its young, poor and uneducated
Internal documents reveal that appetite suppressants were added to cigarettes as companies pitched their products to women
Australia has unveiled the world's toughest tobacco advertising legislation, which – if it survives a legal challenge by the industry – will force all cigarettes to be sold in plain, olive-green packs covered in health warnings.
Shares in the chip-maker ARM Holdings have been much in demand in recent weeks after rumours of a potential takeover resurfaced. That chat, along with a good contract win with Samsung, almost sent the Cambridge-based company's shares to an eight-year high in September.