Dr. Thomas Hering explains the mechanism of tobacco addiction.
A top German health body has released a report on children’s health. Obesity, smoking and psychological issues all remain problems.
Despite a decline in the number of smokers in Germany, nearly 85 percent of films show the use of cigarettes, and usually in a too positive light — a dangerous trend, according to Drugs Commissioner Marlene Mortler.
Research has shown that reducing nicotine levels means people smoke less often. US regulators now want to shift people toward e-cigarettes.
Measures aimed at curbing tobacco-related deaths now reach more than 60 percent of the world's population, the WHO says. But attempts by the tobacco lobby to sway government policy remain a "deadly barrier."
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