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Vistara airlines passenger removed from flight for smoking, causing three-hour delay

December 22, 2018 |

A passenger who told attendants he needed to smoke during a Vistara flight in India Friday was removed from the plane and caused a three-hour delay for his fellow travelers.
FOX News

Senator on Saudi Prince: There Was a ‘Smoking Saw’

December 4, 2018 |

Senators came out of a closed-door briefing with CIA Director Gina Haspel on Tuesday with some pretty unequivocal opinions about Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s involvement in Jamal Khashoggi’s October death. What you need to know: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker put it like so: “If the Crown…
Newser

Breathing San Fran Air Like Smoking 11 Cigarettes: Researchers

November 17, 2018 |

The smoke in some parts of California from the wildfires has been “overwhelming,” and now the air in some cities there has earned a new descriptor: the world’s worst. CNN reports on a sobering chart from the Berkeley Earth nonprofit , which pulls together stats from sites that measure air quality,…
Newser

Cigarette Smoking Is at a Record Low in the US

November 8, 2018 |

Can you spare a cigarette? Statistically, the answer is increasingly no. New government data show that the number of adults in the US who smoke cigarettes is at the lowest level ever, CBS reports, with 14% (34 million) saying in 2017 that they smoke cigarettes every day or some days….
Newser

‘Smoking Baby’ Mom Arrested After Facebook Commotion

March 22, 2018 |

A video of an infant smoking a small cigar set off outrage on social media that helped North Carolina authorities ID and arrest the mother. A version of the video that’s received 1.5 million views was posted by a user who urged the mother’s arrest. The 10-second clip shows…
Newser

Little Kids Smoking: It’s a Festival Tradition

January 7, 2018 |

The Epiphany celebrations in the Portuguese village of Vale de Salgueiro feature a tradition that each year causes an outcry among outsiders: parents encouraging their children, some as young as 5, to smoke cigarettes. Locals say the practice has been passed down for centuries as part of a celebration of…
Newser

TMZ

R. Kelly Accuses Autistic Fan of ‘Smoking Percocet’

November 15, 2017 |

R. Kelly bullied an autistic fan into singing one of his songs, then ridiculed him and accused him of being high on Percocet — now the singer might have a lawsuit on his hands. Lenny Felix was out in Hollywood when he ran into Kelly…

TMZ.com

CNN

Breathing in Delhi like smoking 44 cigarettes a day

November 11, 2017 |

It was early on Tuesday morning when residents in the Indian capital of Delhi first began to notice the thick white haze that had descended across the city.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

This Kills More People Than War, AIDS, or Smoking

October 20, 2017 |

Environmental pollution—from filthy air to contaminated water—is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger, or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined, reports the AP . One out of every six premature deaths in the world in…
Newser