Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have discovered a circuit in rats that links cigarette smoking and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study featured on the cover of the October 17 issue of Nature.

Diabetes is far more pre...

A few weeks ago I dropped *Andrew off at his house. As he got out of the car, he picked up his packet of cigarettes that fell into the space between the two front seats. I casually said to him that if he ever wanted to stop smoking, I’ll be there to support him. He non...

The National Assembly passed three taxation bills at its plenary sitting on Tuesday (26 November), with the pieces of legislation now set to go to the National Council of Provinces for concurrence.

The new legislation was part of finance minister’s Tito Mboweni’s budget...

You may think that you can use tobacco without becoming addicted. But the truth is, most teens who use tobacco will get hooked. Three out of four teens who smoke cigarettes in high school will still be smoking as adults.

What Is Nicotine?

Nicotine is the chemical found i...

Breathing in other people’s smoke can cause cancer. Second-hand smoke can cause other health problems too, including heart disease, stroke and breathing problems.

A non-smoker sitting in a smoke filled room for 8 hours will breathe as many cancer-causing chemicals as if...

Everyone knows cigarette smoking is bad for you, but did you know it can lead to type 2 diabetes? And if you have diabetes, smoking can make it much worse. Learn how they’re connected and why quitting is one of the best things you can do for your health.

How Smoking Can...

Almost one third of adults smoke everywhere in the world. In Germany, a total of 25.1 billion euros was spent on tobacco products in 2016. That shows the grasp to the smokescreen, there are 75 billion in this country per year and remains popular. However, the Minister...

For the past few years, the global tobacco control community has been actively involved in efforts to get the International Labour Organisation (ILO) permanently stop its financial ties with the tobacco industry. These efforts have finally paid off as on Thursday Octob...

Most recently, like others in the media, I have written about what we know about the potential deadly effects of smoking flavored e-cigarettes. It seems that each day we hear news of yet another young person whose life is cut short following their “dabbling’ with vapin...

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will have his hands full in his mini-budget speech today, October 30, if he plans on delivering any roadmap to turn around the country’s underperforming state-owned enterprises. 

The medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) is the point...

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