Smoking rates have dropped massively since the 70s — down from 40 per cent to only 14 per cent — but some areas of the country are not getting the message.
A civil aviation report finds that the pilot of a plane that swerved erratically and flew dangerously low before crashing at Kathmandu airport last year, killing 51 people, was smoking in the cockpit during the flight.
South Australia is the last state in the country to introduce regulations around the sale and use of e-cigarettes and is the first to ban their sale online or by mail.
One of Australia's most popular tourist destinations wants visitors to get behind a campaign to make it 'butt free', with fines for beach smokers.
A campaign to cut off the financial lifeline to big tobacco has seen $3 billion in divestments by Australian superannuation funds so far, but it doesn't include the major tobacco retailers — the supermarkets.
Most people know smoking causes lung cancer and heart disease, but less than a third of us realise it can also cause acute leukaemia and rheumatoid arthritis. These are the findings of new study, raising the question of whether cigarette warning labels need a refresh to fix this.
Australia wins a clear victory in a major trade dispute over its pioneering tobacco packaging law, with a panel of judges at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) rejecting arguments brought by Cuba, Indonesia, Honduras and the Dominican Republic.
The effectiveness of Australia's vaping laws is being thrown into question with data showing illegal nicotine is making its way into retail stores.