Converting Tobacco Fields into Solar Farms Can Save Half a Million Lives a Year
The cost of generating solar power has dropped so dramatically, it is now economically advantageous for tobacco farmers to replace tobacco with solar farms in many places.
Why Do So Many Indonesian Men Smoke?
Indonesia has the highest smoking rates in the world. Why? It might have to do with economic liberalization in the 1990s.
Addicted Mothers: Substance Abusers or Child Abusers?
Are mothers with addictions abusive or victims? Our answer almost always involves race and class.
How to Cut Smoking Rates
A working paper released the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests that lifting people out of poverty could cut smoking rates.
A Brief History of Tobacco in America
Over the past 50 years, the portion of Americans who smoke dropped has dropped from 42 to 15 percent. The precipitous decline could mean the end of the fascination.
A Tobacco Plant that Could Cure Cancer?
Finding anti-cancer agents inside tobacco may seem like a pretty strange coincidence, but it’s not unheard of to find help in harmful places.