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Kodak moment

THE <i>vapoteurs</i> who gathered on a windy island in the Seine on September 19th brandished e-cigarettes in one hand and flyers inciting the populace to …

Vape ’em if you got ’em

BETTING against an industry with addicts for customers carries obvious risks. But these are uncertain times for Big Tobacco. Electronic cigarettes, …

Big Tobacco bets a packet on e-cigarettes

Big Tobacco in the US is raising its bet on the growth of electronic cigarettes to offset the decline of traditional smoking with Reynolds American, …

Marlboro Man Dons Lab Coat to Find Next Big Tobacco Hit

Not all cigarette butts are trash.<p>At a Philip Morris International Inc. lab on a Swiss lake, researcher Bertrand Bonvin insists the butts of the …

Can "Safer" Cigarettes Save Big Tobacco?

Philip Morris Internationalrecently announced plans for a $680 million factory in Italy to produce less-lethal cigarettes.<p>Notice I said “less-lethal” and not “nonlethal.” Unlike the popular new e-cigarettes, which produce a nicotine vapor mist, the Philip Morris variety will contain real tobacco to …

Electronic cigarettes 'could save millions of lives'

<b>Scientists say that if all smokers in the world switched from cigarettes to electronic cigarettes, it could save millions of lives.</b><p>In the UK there are currently about 100,000 deaths per year attributable to smoking, worldwide it is estimated to be more than five million.<p>Now researchers are hopeful …

E-Cigarettes: A $1.5 Billion Industry Braces for FDA Regulation

The first time J. Andries Verleur tried an e-cigarette in 2008, he burned his lip and accidentally inhaled the nicotine fluid. “It was one of the …

It's Disturbing That Health Advocates Are Against E-Cigs That Save Lives

The New York City Council voted yesterday to ban the use of e-cigarettes in bars, offices and even outdoors in public parks. The Council approved the ban 43 to 8, and the new law will go into effect in four months.<p>I know first-hand about smoking, e-cigarettes, addiction and harm-reduction -- on …

E-cigs’ startups on fire as tobacco companies prepare to buy

E-cigarette startups are on fire this year.<p>Big tobacco companies are ready to inhale these innovative private companies — and venture capitalists are …

Breaking a habit

“I’D WALK a mile for a Camel,” said the debonair models who pitched that brand of cigarettes for decades. Now some smokers will have to walk a little …

Why big tobacco will never go away

If the US Surgeon General sees the possibility of a nearly smoke-free America, does that mean the end of big tobacco companies?

Big US Drugstore Chain to End Tobacco Sales

A major U.S. drug store chain says that by October it will stop selling all cigarettes and tobacco products, an action immediately applauded by …

Drugstore

Running out of puff

“CIGARETTE smoking is a health hazard of sufficient importance in the United States to warrant appropriate remedial action.” It was 50 years ago this …

It’s time to treat smoking as an addiction

The recent 50th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Surgeon-General's report on smoking provides a good opportunity to reflect on how far we've come in the war on tobacco, as well as how far we have left to go.<p>Half a century ago, more than half of Canadian adults smoked: 61 per cent of men and 38 per …

Sending the wrong smoke-signal

SMOKING tobacco sends perhaps half of its long-term addicts to an early grave, and inflicts chronic diseases on many of the rest. The filthy habit is …

No smoke. Why the fire?

SOME inventions are so simple, you have to wonder why no one has come up with them before. One such is the electronic cigarette. Smoking tobacco is …

E-cigarettes Are On the Rise: Do You Smoke or Vape?

Advocates say e-cigarettes are healthy but others aren’t so sure. A look at the rise of the e-cigarette market and why it’s so controversial for many.

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The Future of Urbanization and Development

The pace of urbanization throughout the world – and especially in the developing world – is challenging development donors and thinkers to find new solutions to tackling urban poverty, and urban slum issues.<p>Devex recently hosted an online discussion with some of the top thinkers and policymakers …

The Urban Poor, Climate Change and the Future of Cities Around the World

Most people now recognize that the unfolding dangers of climate change demand worldwide attention. But we should also be aware of the opportunities that exist within climate change adaptation to improve and transform some of the most vulnerable urban communities today.<p>On September 17, as part of a …

Slums and the city: There would be no Mumbai without its outsiders

If Mumbai did not have migrants streaming in, it wouldn’t ever have been a city. At best, it could have been perhaps another of those quaint coastal …

The Amazing Endurance of Slums

If the World Were a Village of 100 People

Breaking down the statistics among earth's entire population in a digestible form is not a simple task—which is why we were so enlightened by the infographic series "If the World Were a Village of 100 People," which was scouted by our friend and designer Alan Jones-Mann. The smart series of …

India is now the third largest Smartphone market in the world

Sudhamshu<p>India, second only to China in population, has passed Japan to become the third largest smartphone market on earth. Trailing only China and the U.S., India now sits comfortably behind the two market leaders, and is experiencing a huge uptick in sales growth across the smartphone …

First world problems: why economic development categories need a rethink

The term "third world" came to be adopted around the time of the 1955 Asia-Africa conference in Bandung, Indonesia, of "non-aligned" countries – mainly former colonies of Asia and Africa, together with countries of Latin America – that were not part of the advanced west (the first world) or the …

Slum tourism

When Marie Antoinette wanted to escape the confines and pressures of courtly life, she retreated to her quaint Petit Hameau where she and her companions donned their finest peasant frocks and pretended to be poor. A century later, fashionable Londoners took that pauper fantasy to a new extreme — …

Travel

Tiny Houses Give Slum Dwellers a Safe Home in Just One Day

An astonishing one billion people of the world’s population lives in informal communities – sometimes known as shantytowns, tent cities or, if you’re …

Avant-garde

Water ATMs emerge in India’s urban slums — a clean water breakthrough?

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>Many of the residents of Savda Ghevra — a resettled slum in the western part of Delhi, India — spend several hours a day …