Pulling in a budget surplus from tobacco excise has knock-on effects that need to be considered
Did Chris Kenny really write an editorial praising his own work? And other media tidbits of the day.
A report has found the government's campaign against the cigarette may have stalled. Smoking rates have levelled off after years of falling. Will the new, ugly plain packs have an effect?
Electronic cigarettes are touted as the miracle solution to the worldwide tobacco problem. In Australia they are unregulated, scientifically unsubstantiated and toe a blurry line of legality. Freelance writer Dylan Barber attempts to blow away the smoke.
Labor wants to jack up the tax on cigarettes. Crikey intern Henry Belot investigates whether that will really cut smoking rates, or if it's a cash grab.
Kevin Rudd is literally wearing his prime ministerial hat. Plus other political snippets noted along the way.
Recent studies raise concerns about use of cigarettes in films, from the US to Bollywood, and is a known risk factor for teen smoking, writes Dr Melissa Stoneham.
Julia Gillard pulled out of next month's Australian Christian Lobby conference in Canberra, condemning boss Jim Wallace's claim that taking up smoking is healthier than being gay. We put Wallace's claims to the truth test.
It's been about a decade since anyone admitted it but someone has finally gone on the record to make the connection between right-wing think tank the Institute of Public Affairs and Big Tobacco.
There are similarities between the tobacco and alcohol industries. It’s time to include the gambling industry in this analysis, says Charles Livingstone.