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Multi-million dollar legal settlements, rising taxes and tough public health campaigns can give the impression that tobacco has had its day. Not quite. The World Health Organisation predicts that by 2030 smoking will be the single biggest cause of death in the world. Reason enough for the NI to dig deeper.

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Featured in issue 369

New African Writing

The Shadow of Imana by Véronique Tadjo; Mema by Daniel Mengara; The Cry of Winnie Mandela by Njabulo S Ndebele; Conversing with Africa by Mukoma wa Ngugi

Big Brother online

Big Brother is watching you on the internet

Grave concerns - Aboriginal deaths in custody

Aboriginal deaths in custody

Beastly beauty

How Beirut has learned to love liposuction and tummy tucks, by Reem Haddad.

The Corporation

The Corporation directed by Achbar, Abbott and Bakan

Undercurrents News Network

Undercurrents News Network produced by Paul O'Connor and Zoe Broughton


Aïwa by Aïwa


Trampin' by Patti Smith

Sonia Gandhi's country

Following Sonia Gandhi's refusal of the Indian premiership, Urvashi Butalia delves into the meaning of ‘nationality'.

BAT responds

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John Lehman (1942- )

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Samuel P Huntington

A Pontius Pilate for our age: Samuel P Huntington.

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In greed we trust

Greed is good, they say – it is the motor that drives economic growth and human progress. John F Schumaker begs to differ.

The bilateral bypass

Bilateral trade agreements are doing corporations' dirty work

Tobacco - the facts

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Big mouth

They really said that!

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Carve up

Malaysia’s smoking culture has the big tobacco companies drooling. Mary Assunta reports.

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Kick the habit

Ideas for action.

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Carlos Reyes-Manzo

The exiled Chilean photographer Carlos Reyes-Manzo amid the horror of occupied Iraq.

Interview with Wangari Maathai

Environmental trailblazer Wangari Maathai explains why she has joined the Kenyan Government.

No cash in this crop

Growing the weed has brought no relief from poverty for Kenyan farmers, says Joe Asila.

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Battling the BATmen

Bob Burton on a global initiative to dampen tobacco’s slow burn.

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Body blow

Tobacco’s trail of disease.

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Pushing & peddling

A guided tour of tobacco promotion around the world – conducted by David Simpson and Stan Shatenstein.

Polyp's Big Bad World – July 2004

Stuffing the ballot box.

Between a rock and a hard place

A survey of legal action against Big Tobacco by Dinyar Godrej.

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Smoke gets in your eyes

Hemmed in by restrictions in many parts of the world, the tobacco empire nevertheless continues to expand. Dinyar Godrej explores the contradictions.

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Lost in transit

Duncan Campbell reveals the shadowy connections between cigarette smuggling and the tobacco industry.

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In the January-February 2017 issue of New Internationalist Chris Brazier completes a unique journalistic project by returning to the village in Burkina Faso, in west Africa, that he first visited in 1985 while making a film.

He visited in 1995 and 2005 to report on changes in the lives of individuals and on the progress of development in the community. The previous magazines have offered an intriguing insight into the lives of people battling against poverty and have reported on substantial positive changes in the life of the community – from the opening of a health centre and a primary school in the village to the first appearance of mobile phones.

Have the past 11 years of change brought further progress? And are the individuals that we have tracked over the three decades still healthy and happy?

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