The world according to tobacco consumption

The world according to tobacco consumption

To mark World No-Tobacco Day, we’ve mapped the world according to cigarette consumption.

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Spending A Lot of Time On Social Media? You Might Be Depressed

Spending A Lot of Time On Social Media? You Might Be Depressed

Feeling down, withdrawn, and out of sorts? Don’t be surprised if your therapist asks you how much time you’ve been spending on social media. A recent study published by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has found a significant correlation between heavy social media use and the likelihood of depression.

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Welcome to Disturbia

Welcome to Disturbia

Picture a suburban housewife of the 1950s. Her name is Mrs. John Drone (Mary), and she lives in Rolling Knolls Estates, a new development of what the salesman calls "California Cape Cod Ramblers" on the outskirts of Washington, D.C. Whatever knolls might have rolled gently over the land at one time have been flattened for muddy streets of two-bedroom houses, named after famous conflicts of World War II.

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Revealed: cancer scientists’ pensions invested in tobacco

Revealed: cancer scientists' pensions invested in tobacco

cientists funded by Cancer Research UK who spend their lives hunting for cures for the disease are among thousands of academics whose pensions are invested in the tobacco industry, the Guardian can reveal. The latest annual report for the university staff’s pension fund shows it had £211m invested in British American Tobacco in the year to 31 March 2015 – its fifth biggest listed equities holding. The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) – the official name for the fund for university academics and staff…

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American Lawyers Apparently Have a Drinking Problem

American Lawyers Apparently Have a Drinking Problem

America’s lawyers aren’t happy. One in five licensed lawyers having a drinking problem, while almost one in three experienced symptoms of depression, according to a new study published in the February issue of the Journal of Addiction Medicine. Men and young lawyers were found to be particularly at-risk for drinking problems. For instance, 25% of male lawyers tested positively for hazardous, potentially dependent drinking. And over 30% of lawyers 30 years old or younger had similarly alarming scores on the alcohol use test. Only about 11.8% of the highly-educated workforce has a drinking problem…

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