Smoking Baby Video on Social Media Leads to Mother’s Arrest

A version of the video that has received 1.5 million views was posted by a user who called for the US mother to be arrested.

The 10-second clip shows the hand of an adult off-screen holding what appears to be a cigarillo to the child’s lips.

The child then makes a cooing sound and appears to inhale before letting out a puff of smoke.

Smoking Baby Video on Social Media Leads to Mother's Arrest

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Hearing Loss Joins Long List of Smoking Harms

You can add hearing loss to the many health risks of smoking, new research suggests.

For the study, researchers analyzed eight years of health data on more than 50,000 people in Japan.

After accounting for work-related noise exposure and other hearing loss risk factors, the investigators found that smokers were 1.2 to 1.6 times more likely to suffer hearing loss than people who never smoked.

Hearing Loss Joins Long List of Smoking Harms

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‘Don’t Be Drinking and Smoking in Bed’: Mount Royal Tavern Closed Following Fire

Around 20 people were forced to evacuate the Mount Royal Tavern on Friday night for the report of a fire on the second floor of the building.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., the Wellington North Fire Service responded to the building at 187 Main Street.

“Upon arrival the firefighters advanced the hose lines and found heavy, heavy smoke. They couldn’t find this apartment, the smoke was that thick,” said David Guilbault, chief with Wellington North Fire Services.

‘Don't Be Drinking and Smoking in Bed’ Mount Royal Tavern Closed Following Fire

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Why Gary Oldman Says It Was Easy to Quit Smoking After ‘The Darkest Hour’

“I had nicotine poisoning for the entire shoot. So it was very, very easy to put the [cigars] down,” Oldman revealed of how he quit smoking after blowing through a reported $30,000 worth of cigars during filming. “Once we were done, I actually haven’t smoked a cigar since.”

“There’s no way of avoiding it, really. They don’t make the fake cigars, they don’t burn the same way,” he added. “But I must say, I was smoking the original Churchill cigars, which I think were about $50 for one.”

Why Gary Oldman Says It Was Easy to Quit Smoking After 'The Darkest Hour'

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10 Stories From Real People About How They Quit Smoking

BuzzFeed Brazil asked readers who used to smoke about how and why they quit, and here’s what they said:

“I allowed myself to smoke only really bad cigarettes.”
“Don’t be afraid to try and fail.”
“Quit something else that you love when you decide to stop smoking.”
“I made the promise that if I got into college, I’d quit smoking.”
“She died of lung cancer, and her death hit me really hard.”

10 Stories From Real People About How They Quit Smoking

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Duluth Researcher Looking at Effects of Cannabis on Giving Up Tobacco Smoking

A Duluth researcher is launching a study to seek to discover, in part, what effect marijuana use has on individuals trying to quit tobacco cigarette smoking.

The study will take place in Duluth and the Twin Cities, both prime places, said the researcher, Mustafa al’Absi of the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Duluth campus. He was involved in a national study a few years ago, al’Absi said, that included data on marijuana and tobacco use in 10 cities. In four of those cities, the practice of smoking both tobacco and marijuana was more prevalent: San Francisco, Baltimore, Minneapolis and Duluth.

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This Product is Less Harmful than Smoking, but We Can’t Tell Smokers

Vaping has gained tremendously in popularity in recent years, with some studies suggesting e-vapour use is as much as 95-per-cent less harmful than smoking combustible cigarettes. Governments everywhere are grappling with e-vapour technology and how best to regulate it, and Health Canada is presently conducting consultations.

This Product is Less Harmful than Smoking, but We Can't Tell Smokers

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Report Debunks Myth That Vaping is as Toxic as Smoking

A NEW report has found that there is conclusive evidence that e-cigarettes are less dangerous than regular cigarettes, and smokers who switch to vaping reduce their exposure to lethal toxicants and carcinogens.

The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released this report, which has over 600 pages examining the health consequences of e-cigarettes with regards to the population as a whole.

Kabir Kaleechurn, Director of the Vapour Products Association of South Africa, that represents the manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers in the rapidly expanding vaping sector, said “This is a mammoth report that emphasises the need to separate the often ‘emotion-laden’ argument from facts.”

Report Debunks Myth That Vaping is as Toxic as Smoking

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Butt Out: 117 Queenslanders Fined For Smoking Around Bus Stops

Almost $30,000 in fines have been dished out to smokers who light up near Queensland bus stops, taxi ranks and ferry terminals.

On September 1, 2016, it became illegal to smoke within five metres of public transport waiting points.

Since then, 117 fines were issued to Queenslanders for the offence, which currently attracts a fine of $252.30.

That was about one fine on average every four days.

Butt Out - 117 Queenslanders Fined For Smoking Around Bus Stops

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What Smoking Just ONE Cigarette Really Does to Your Body

We all know smoking kills, but if you knew what just one cigarette does to your body, you’d think twice about lighting up when drunk.

According to new research published in the journal BMJ suggests, inhaling just one fag a day is linked to surprisingly high levels of health risks.

In the meta-analysis, researchers crunched the numbers from 141 previous studies looking at the number of cigarettes people smoked and their subsequent health risks.

What Smoking Just ONE Cigarette Really Does to Your Body

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