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How Dirty is Money?

If you live in North America, the chances that you have touched money laced with drugs can be high. According to studies, about 92% of US dollar bills have traces of cocaine on them. This is nearly 9 out of 10 bills currently circulating in the US and Canada. This gives a literal meaning to …

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The tobacco industry managed to shift blame of people falling asleep with lit cigarettes away from their products onto beds and sofas being too flammable getting the government to force flame retardants into all sorts of home products that now are linked to cancer etc.

Tobacco industry linked to proliferation of flame retardants in American homes According to the Chicago Tribune, Big Tobacco is behind the proliferation of flame retardants packed into household products. Flame retardants are a family of synthetic chemicals designed to help petroleum-based materials resist catching fire. Today, flame retardants are so ubiquitous they can be found …

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Alcoholics Anonymous founder Bill Wilson’s grandfather quit drinking “immediately after having a ‘religious experience’ when he was under the influence of [magic mushrooms].”

Bill W. For the 2012 film, see Bill W. (film). William Griffith Wilson (November 26, 1895 – January 24, 1971), also known as Bill Wilson or Bill W., was the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). AA is an international mutual aid fellowship with about 2 million members worldwide belonging to approximately 10,000 groups, associations, organizations, …

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Tobacco companies spend the most money on advertising during the month of January, when more people will be attempting to quit smoking, as New Year’s resolutions.

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When France increased the price of cigarettes by 66% over an eight-year period, the smoking rate among French executives and professionals declined. However, the smoking rate among manual laborers remained about the same and among the unemployed, it increased.

“It’s All We Got Left”. Why Poor Smokers are Less Sensitive to Cigarette Price Increases Go to: Abstract In France, between 2000 and 2008, concurrently to the increase in cigarette price, we observed an increasing social differentiation of cigarette smoking: smoking prevalence decreased among executive managers and professional occupations, it remained stable among manual workers, …

When France increased the price of cigarettes by 66% over an eight-year period, the smoking rate among French executives and professionals declined. However, the smoking rate among manual laborers remained about the same and among the unemployed, it increased. Read More »

People who quit smoking before the age of 40 may live as long as people who never smoked at all. Researchers found a smoker loses roughly 10 years of life to the habit but regained most of that time if they quit before 40. The benefit is increased the sooner before 40 you quit.

People who quit smoking by 40 may live as long as people who never smoked Research has shown that smoking can chop at least 10 years off a person’s lifespan. However, a new study suggests that smokers who quit before the age of 40 may be able to live as long as people who never …

People who quit smoking before the age of 40 may live as long as people who never smoked at all. Researchers found a smoker loses roughly 10 years of life to the habit but regained most of that time if they quit before 40. The benefit is increased the sooner before 40 you quit. Read More »

Cigarette butts are environmentally toxic and the most littered item in the world

A leading tobacco industry academic, a California lawmaker and a worldwide surfing organization are among those arguing cigarette filters should be banned. And they make it easier for people to smoke,” said Thomas Novotny, a professor of public health at San Diego State University. As many as two-thirds of those filters are dumped irresponsibly each …

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