May 31 is World No Tobacco Day, created in 1987 by the World Health Organization to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic. Our #WorldNoTobaccoDay series delves into how tobacco affects lives, the business practices of tobacco companies, and how public health policies and initiatives can help reduce tobacco-related illnesses and deaths.

Unknowing Victims

The risk of secondhand smoke exposure during COVID lockdowns

E-Cigarettes and the U.S. Menthol Ban: A Missed Opportunity to Protect Youth

The FDA's recent promise to ban menthol-flavored tobacco needs to go further, nixing flavors in all tobacco products

Smoke and Mirrors in Bangladesh

Three lessons we can learn from Bangladesh about tobacco industry influence and corruption

How Tobacco Advertising Woos Women

The myth of "You've come a long way, baby" and other ploys to lure female smokers

Controlling Tobacco Use in the United States

The United States' menthol ban puts it on a shortlist of countries prohibiting flavored tobacco

COVID-19 and Tobacco: Unmasking the Smoke Screen

World No Tobacco Day 2020 exposes the false dichotomy between public health and the economy when it comes to Big Tobacco