New research suggests that inflation might have been very different in Australia in recent years than what the CPI has told us.
Pulling in a budget surplus from tobacco excise has knock-on effects that need to be considered
Calls to ban young people from various things, like smoking and voting, reflect on ongoing preoccupation with demonising young Australians.
The dietary villain du jour is now sugar -- supposedly "the new tobacco". Except the facts fit uneasily with this new form of nanny statism.
This week's Essential Report reveals the most annoying things about our tax system for voters -- and what do they think of Labor's cigarette tax idea?
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.
Premature declarations that plain packaging is helping stamp out cigarette smoking don't help. Neither side of the debate is fully committed to intellectual rigour.
Why is a tiny Australian superannuation fund trying to influence the way a Norwegian recycling giant does business? Ethical investing is more organised -- and more international -- than before.
Around Australia there are many people outside the preventive health sector who are working hard to combat the impact of too much booze, write health researchers Michael Thorn and Sandra Jones.