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Second-hand tobacco smoke accounts for 1 pct. of annual deaths, study finds

Second-hand tobacco smoke kills upward of 600,000 people every year, nearly a third of them children, according to a first-ever global assessment released Friday. Unlike “lifestyle” diseases, which stem largely from individual choice, the victims of passive smoking pay the ultimate price for the health-wrecking behaviour of others, especially family…

Fired-up Kucinich: We’re reducing earth to a ‘smoking, glowing, oily mess’

As gallons of oil continue to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) invoked God on the House floor Friday in an impassioned 90-second plea to end our dependence on fossil fuels and preserve “mother earth” with a clean energy economy. “The creator gave us a paradise,”…

Obama aide: ‘No smoking gun’ in airplane bomb plot

An intelligence review into the failed Christmas day bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit found “no smoking gun,” according to a top counter-terrorism adviser to President Barack Obama. “There was no smoking gun,” Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan told Fox News’ Chris Wallace Sunday. “There…

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