Tobacco Use In Movies Jumps By 80 Percent, May Affect Teen Smoking

A report released by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that the number of Hollywood movies that feature tobacco has dropped. Tobacco In Hollywood Movies The number of movie scenes that did show use of tobacco, however, increased by about 80 percent for the period between 2015 and 2016. Forty-one percent of the top-grossing films in the U.S in 2016 also showed people using tobacco. Researchers used data from the Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down! project of the Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails, which advocates for…

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Reliance Jio offers up to 30GB 4G data on select Xiaomi phones

Reliance Jio is offering a whole bunch of free data to Xiaomi customers. People buying select devices will be eligible for 30GB of free 4G data. The way this works is that customers of Xiaomi devices will need to have a Reliance Jio SIM activated on or after June 16, 2017. After that, for every prepaid recharge of INR 309 or above they will get 5GB additional data (on top of whatever the recharge normally entails). This can be done for six recharges, totalling 30GB, till March 31, 2018. The…

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Pink eye picks pace early this season

With the onset of summer, conjunctivitis is on the prowl. Doctors said though the peak period for the eye disease is yet to come, the number of patients has already started picking up. Since the viral conjunctivitis is highly contagious, the infection can soon assume an alarming proportion if the affected and those who are in their close contact don’t take preventive and precautionary measures. “The infection itself is self limiting (an illness or condition which will resolve on its own), lasting between three days to two weeks. But, the…

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North Carolina’s assault on public education just got worse

“I am no fan of hyperbole, but I mean it when I say this: North Carolina is waging war against public education.” That was written in August 2015 by James Hogan, a former teacher who is now a writer and a fundraiser at Davidson College and a board member of the public education advocacy group Our Schools First. He was referring to more than five years of policies set by conservative Republican lawmakers who, among other things, slashed education spending, promoted charter schools and school vouchers without ensuring sufficient accountability and oversight…

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Kendall Jenner nearly falls out of skimpy bustier paired with voluminous trousers and cropped jumper as she continues Paris Fashion Week trip

She has been storming fashion weeks around the globe. And Kendall Jenner has hit Paris to make her impact on the French capital as she joined the rest of her family to soak up the couture on Sunday. The 20-year-old supermodel proved herself to be at the height of high fashion as she stepped out of the plush George V Hotel wearing a sexy bustier with a cropped jumper attachment. Scroll down for video  +25 Sizzling: Kendall Jenner has hit Paris to make her impact on the French capital as she…

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Thailand Plans No-Go Zones For Pokemon Go

BANGKOK:  Thailand will make places such as the Royal Palace grounds, Buddhist temples and hospitals off limits to players of Nintendo Co Ltd’s wildly popular augmented reality game Pokemon Go, the Thai telecoms regulator said on Tuesday. The measures come after the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) met with five telecoms operators to discuss safety measures and the preservation of landmarks, Takorn Tantasith, secretary general of the NBTC, told a news conference. The five operators are Advanced Info Service Pcl, Total Access Communication Pcl, True Corp and two state…

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