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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….

‘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…

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…


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…


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. – 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…

After 10 Years, Inmate Wins Suit on Smoking in Prisons

September 26, 2017 |

Missouri prisons have been ordered to eliminate smoking after an asthmatic inmate serving a life sentence for two murders won a court judgment, per the AP . The Kansas City Star reports Missouri has been ordered to go smoke-free by April 1 because of the lawsuit Ecclesiastical Denzel Washington filed. Missouri…

Smoking Taking ‘Tremendous Toll’ on Appalachians

August 8, 2017 |

Placing much of the blame on smoking, a study chronicling the ongoing health crisis in Appalachia has concluded that the 13-state region suffers from a growing disparity in infant mortality and life expectancy, two key indicators of “a nation’s health and well-being.” The study, published in the August issue of…

Passengers Smoking Pot Leads to Texas Train Attack

August 3, 2017 |

A man says he was beaten until he was unconscious Sunday night after asking a group of fellow passengers to stop smoking marijuana on a Dallas train, CBS DFW reports. “I’m like come on man. We’re on the train … You got other people on here who don’t want to smell…