Secondhand Smoke Kills 600,000 A Year Worldwide

Secondhand smoke sickens millions and kills more than 600,000 people worldwide each year, including more than 165,000 children under 5.

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  • Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of "Star Trek" fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. More
  • Bangladesh building collapse toll rises to 433
    Rescuers found more bodies in the concrete debris of a collapsed garment factory building Thursday and authorities say it may take another five days to clear the rubble. In addition to the 433 confirmed dead, police report that 149 people are still missing in what has become the worst disaster for Bangladesh’s $20 billion-a-year garment industry. More
  • Jones called 'greatest country singer of all time'
    The country music world reacted with deep emotion upon learning of the death of legendary singer George Jones. Here's a sampling of quotes and tweets about Jones: "The world has lost the greatest country singer of all time. Amen." - Merle Haggard More
  • 38 At least 36 dead as fire rages through Russian psychiatric hospital
    Thirty-eight people were feared dead after a fire raged through an isolated psychiatric hospital north of Moscow on Friday, killing some patients in their beds and others who were trapped by barred windows. Most of the patients died in their sleep inhaling the fumes as they were likely sedated by prescribed medicine, a police source told the RIA Novosti news agency. More
  • Tennessee Cops murder 61 year old man in own home during wrong house drug raid.
    A 61-year-old man was shot to death by police while his wife was handcuffed in another room during a drug raid on the wrong house. Police admitted their mistake, saying faulty information from a drug informant contributed to the death of John Adams Wednesday night. More
  • Israel’s war on Gaza live: Central Gaza ‘massacre’ by Israel kills dozens
    Israeli army shelling of residential homes in central Gaza killed at least 40 Palestinians, local authorities say. “We call on the free world to immediately put an end to this war of extermination ...
    02/22/2024 - 11:01 am | View Link
  • Bliss out, strip off or headbang: your bumper guide to the 35 best music festivals in Europe
    though there were reports of overcrowding last year. Where is it? The Parc de Saint-Cloud to the west of Paris. When is it? 21-25 August. Who’s playing? LCD Soundsystem, Massive Attack, Baxter Dury, ...
    02/22/2024 - 1:01 am | View Link
  • ‘I just had 15 seconds’: Residents describe terrifying moment 2-alarm fire tore through their Astoria apartment building
    By Dean Moses The Queens residents who live above an Astoria laundromat described Wednesday afternoon the terrifying moment a two-alarm fire tore through their apartments from below just hours prior.
    02/21/2024 - 12:16 pm | View Link
  • Oakland smoke shop security guard shot multiple times
    OAKLAND, Calif. - Two men entered the "It Iz What it Iz Smoke Shop" in Oakland and shot a security guard just before 1 a.m. on Wednesday, according to police and reports. One went behind the counter ...
    02/21/2024 - 7:37 am | View Link
  • Israeli Airstrike Kills Two People in Damascus, Says Syrian TV
    An Israeli airstrike hit a residential building in the Kafr Sousa district in Syria's capital Damascus on Wednesday, killing two people, Syrian state media and a security source said. A military ...
    02/21/2024 - 4:30 am | View Link
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