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TECH 29 Sep 2015 | 7:00 AM

Videogames with smoking characters lack tobacco warnings

Videogames popular with children and teens often feature characters that smoke even though few packages carry warnings about tobacco-related content, a US study suggests.

TECH 19 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Tobacco vendors illegally advertise and sell cigarettes on China’s social media and e-commerce platforms

Health watchdog warns that tobacco products are widely available on both social media and online retailers.

TECH 05 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Click bait ads are tied to teen smoking

Teens who engage with online tobacco ads are more likely to start smoking than their peers who aren’t lured by digital marketing campaigns, a US study suggests.

TECH 29 Oct 2016 | 1:00 AM

Video games with smoking and drinking have a negative effect on teens, finds new study

Playing video games that feature alcohol and tobacco influences teens to take part in drinking and smoking, according to a new UK study.

TECH 26 Jan 2018 | 9:19 AM

Big Tech takes repentance tour to Davos to fend off backlash

Google’s top executive said the search giant would welcome higher taxes. Uber Technologies Inc’s new CEO said it must be more accommodating with regulators. Salesforce.com Inc’s veteran leader Marc Benioff said Silicon Valley has been arrogant and compared Facebook to the tobacco industry.

TECH 10 Jan 2018 | 2:30 AM

Tech addiction is a problem Apple won’t solve: opinion

Two big shareholders of Apple Inc are right to add their influential voices to those concerned with smartphone addiction. If they are serious about finding a solution, however, they’ll start looking elsewhere for progress on the issue.

TECH 20 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM

Teens who try e-cigarettes more likely to start smoking: study

US teens who try electronic cigarettes may be more than twice as likely to move on to smoking conventional cigarettes as those who have never tried the devices, researchers said.

TECH 22 May 2013 | 1:37 PM

Is Sony un-Japanese enough to entertain change?

Few foreign activist investors have made much headway in forcing change in Japan, but Sony may prove something of an exception.