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World's Smoking Habits Are 'Alarming'

Filed under: HealthScience!Smoking

Smoking World

Guess what?

It's time for the world to stop smoking.

It has zero benefits, and it's giving us all cancer. Just stop it!

According to a new report, the opposite of that is happening — the smoking rates are alarming.

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Mysterious Advertising Campaign Proclaims 'Hipsters Deserve To Die'

Filed under: Wacky, Tacky & TrueEtc.

Hipsters deserve to die poster

This advertising campaign should get the attention of just about anyone who comes into contact with it.

Mysterious posters popping up in major cities around the United States declare that hipsters, cat lovers, the genetically privileged and crazy old aunts "deserve to die."

Some are confused by the unusual posters, while others are downright offended. In reference to the "cat lovers" poster, one Chicago woman was quoted as saying, "I think that's very offensive to people who are animal lovers."

We imagine that's the point though. One quick look at the campaign's website URL reveals that NoOneDeservesToDie(.org)! While some are up in arms over the "offensive" nature of the campaign, they may not realize that its goal is to raise awareness for a deadly disease that "doesn't discriminate."

For the few that haven't figured it out yet, it means that regardless of the various labels society slaps on our back, NONE of us deserve to die! The site reads:

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Illinois Senate Committee Approves Cigarette Tax Hike!

Filed under: PolitikSmoking

Illinois Smoking

Go Illinois!

Smoking is bad for you, and as of the past decade: it's also bad for your wallet.

Illinois is taking the later and REALLY making sure that's the case!

An Illinois Senate committee has just approved a raise in cigarette taxes by

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Pamela Anderson Urges FDA To Stop Tobacco Animal Testing

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Pamela Anderson has had ENOUGH of tobacco animal testing.

The actress took to Twitter to show her support for PETA's new initiative against the Food and Drug Administration.

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The World's Health Ministers: Cut Premature Deaths By 25 Percent

Filed under: Etc.Health

WHO Target 2025

WHO, or the World Health Organization, has said that the world's health ministers have made a pact to cut premature deaths from chronic illnesses by 25% by 2025.

This means things like heart disease, diabetes, cancers and chronic respiratory illnesses!

They're the biggest killer globally, which is frightening — and they account for 36 million deaths a year. Which is 63 percent of all mortality, and one-quarter of premature deaths under the age of 60.

Take those facts and roll them around in your head for a while. Almost all of it is preventable!

They're going to target the four main risk factors, namely tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity.

One problem, though, is that they didn't really set specific guidelines on how to do this. Though, there was talk of reducing salt and tobacco consumption by 30% by 2025.

We expect to see some of those specifics by October, they say!

Good! We are SO glad something is being done and that we're on target!

[Image via AP Images.]

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