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Flavoring, other additives increase cigarettes’ addictiveness

By Lisa Rapaport and Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) – Ingredients that help enhance the appeal of “light” and “low-tar” cigarettes may contribute to the addictiveness of smoking, a study suggests. Researchers scoured more than 7 million tobacco industry documents to see how additives known as pyrazines were being used and found these ingredients were introduced after consumers in the 1960s rejected the first “low-tar” cigarettes as being flavorless. While nicotine, a stimulant in tobacco, has long been known to be addictive, the study offers fresh evidence that tobacco companies may have added pyrazines to cigarettes to support this addiction, said Dr. Maciej Goniewicz, a researcher at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. Read More..

July 31st, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s campaign expresses ‘grave concern’ with New York Times report

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July 31st, 2015

Ex-cop accused of murdering motorist freed on bail

Police Officer Ray Tensing, who is accused of murdering Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop in Cincinnati, was released Thursday evening hours after his arraignment on a murder indictment.

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July 31st, 2015

Two Ohio campus police officers won’t face charges: prosecutor

Body cam video shows University of Cincinnati police officers Ray Tensing and Phillip Kidd approaching Dubose vehicle in CincinnatiTwo University of Cincinnati police officers who were interviewed about the death of an unarmed black motorist at the hands of a fellow officer will not face charges, a prosecutor said on Friday. Raymond Tensing, 25, a former University of Cincinnati police officer, has been charged with murder in the shooting death of Samuel DuBose, 43, whom he stopped for a missing license plate. The two other University of Cincinnati officers, Phillip Kidd and David Lindenschmidt, were placed on administrative leave on Thursday.

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July 31st, 2015

Burden

Burden"Remember… No burden is worthy of becoming you. You'll always have enough independence to make sure of that." — Chris KairosI always saw myself as an independent kind of person. The kind of person who strived to achieve everything I wanted and needed on my own first before ever reaching out for help from anyone else. I was raised to believe…

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July 31st, 2015
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