Price may not deter smoking
"NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Raising the price of cigarettes does not appear to deter current smokers from lighting up, research suggests.
Franks and colleagues analyzed cigarette prices and smoking prevalence in the United States among people with incomes below the 25th percentile (lower) and at or above the 25th percentile (higher).
They looked at a 20-year period that included 14 years before and 6 years after tobacco companies agreed to change how they marketed tobacco products and began financing anti-smoking campaigns.
But despite the price increases, smoking rates among the lower income population increased from 27.7 percent during the pre-agreement period to 28.6 percent during the post-agreement period. By contrast, smoking rates decreased from 23.9 to 21.6 percent during the same periods in the higher income population."
Russia tests powerful 'dad of all bombs'
Channel One television said the new weapon, nicknamed the "dad of all bombs" is four times more powerful than the U.S. "mother of all bombs."
Unlike a nuclear weapon, the bomb doesn't hurt the environment, he added."
Bull shit... it does not hurt the enviroment... As long as it's intended to kill, it hurts the enviroment.
One day, we are gonna kill ourselves all, with all these kinds of research into weapons of destructions...