With the North Sydney Council banning smoking in public places, one can surmise that a countrywide ban is not far away. Yes, smoking is in decline, and yes, the health effects are well known, but is it an overstep?
Bill Shorten may have waged a war against cancer, however, our government has long cashed in on our smoking habit.
According to the NSW Government, those who vape are the same as those who smoke cigarettes. But, with smoking figures down, is it a short-sighted move?
Despite the figures overseas that show a reduction in smoking figures, our government has banned the e-cigarette on the grounds that it ‘normalises’ smoking.
I’ve been a quitting smoking for as long as I’ve been smoking. In fact, a lifetime spent dining on cold turkey and anger has taught me a few things.
Thanks to our partners at Lifebroker, TBS looks at 50 years of the anti-smoking campaign, and how quitting early can be a healthy decision not only for your lungs.
Smokers are one of the highest taxed groups in Australia today, with both sides of parliament agreeing on the current direction. But is it the right one?
Not every superhero wears a cape, but in the Gotham of Reddit, they have usernames. So, let us honour those who sacrifice themselves only for our gain. Well, that and upvotes.
What does our next generation think of today’s issues? The Big Smoke’s Next Gen program publishes Australian students mentored by TBS writers. Today, Chloe Drougas asks can Australia do more to change attitudes toward smoking, worldwide?
As the City of Sydney trials a smoking ban in Martin Place, while smoking itself is not technically an offence (yet), lighting up in public places is about to become more difficult…
To vape or not to vape? As Nicola Ranger looks at “vaping,” an alternative that quitting smokers are embracing, how is the sale of e-cigs still not legalised in Australia?
Last week Senator David Leyonhjelm, in true Liberal Democratic style, gave the thumbs up to smokers’ rights… oh and he’s happy to take donations from tobacco companies…cough cough…
July Ai takes to the street to ask girls whether smoking makes them say ooh!
Given Colorado’s foray into legal cannabis use, Alex Gillis questions the direction Australian authorities should take when it comes to the war on drugs.