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Is big tobacco jumping ship?

Is big tobacco jumping ship?

Big tobacco is setting its sights on the $US3 billion e-cigarette industry. On the surface, it looks like a pre-emptive move to neutralise a profit threat. But, as Becky Freeman writes, the strategy may actually be to normalise smoking again and undermine decades of anti-smoking campaigns.

Thinking Allowed: Just blame it on London

Let's face it. There's a lot wrong with the world these days. But two things make me really mad. Stainless steel pineapple slicers and planned obsolescence. Let me explain.

Balancing the risk

Balancing the risk

Evidence continues to pile up that you are what you eat. And as Tim Crowe writes, there are also lessons about avoiding cancer.

Thinking Allowed: For crying out loud

Here is a millstone to grow up with: big boys don't cry.

Getting to heart of problem

There are ways to outrun varicose veins, writes Caroline Robinson.

Are raw-food claims overcooked?

Are raw-food claims overcooked?

Choosing an exclusively raw-food diet can potentially put a person at a small disadvantage, writes Tim Crowe.

Thinking Allowed: Case of taking the bad with the good

Thinking Allowed: Case of taking the bad with the good

It is a truth universally perpetuated that natural is good for you: that's if greenie supermarket packaging and brown paper-wrapped cosmetics are to believed.

Cold comfort: shivering unlocks way to fight fat

Cold comfort: shivering unlocks way to fight fat

Not all fat is created equal, writes Francesc Villarroya.

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