Philip Morris just launched an electric cigarette that might be just as bad for you as a normal cigarette

By Edith Hancock and Erin Brodwin
NOVEMBER 30, 2016


Marlboro-producer and tobacco giant Philip Morris Internationalon Wednesday launched a non-burning cigarette alternative in the UK in a bid to phase out traditional cigarettes.

The Iqos device looks similar to an e-cigarette. But unlike most modern e-cigs, it uses real tobacco. The difference between traditional cigarettes and the Iqos? The tobacco is heated, rather than burned, Philip Morris said at an event on Tuesday.

But is the Iqos the silver bullet for smoking without the deadly side effects? And will it help Philip Morris with its goal to replace cigarettes with non-combustible alternatives?

Probably not. Here’s why…

Ohio State student identified as attacker

, USA TODAY 7:58 PM November 28, 2016


A 20-year-old Ohio State University student has been identified as the suspect behind the gruesome attack Monday on the school’s campus.

The alleged attacker, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, was killed by police, but not before driving a car into a group of people and then attacking victims with a butcher’s knife, said Monica Moll, public safety director at Ohio State. FBI agents had joined local police in investigating the incident. Eleven people were injured; all are expected to survive.
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Mother accused of injecting feces into IV bag of son with cancer

Published: November 27, 2016, 6:25 pm

MARION COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A Wolcott mother faces seven felony charges after court documents say she put fecal matter multiple times into her son’s IV lines while he was undergoing cancer treatment.

Marion County prosecutors have charged Tiffany Alberts, 41, from Wolcott, Indiana. She faces seven felony charges, six counts of aggravated battery and one count of neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury.

Prosecutors found Alberts did knowingly or intentionally inflict injury multiple times on her 15-year-old son, which created a high risk of death.

The investigation began on Nov. 17 at Riley Hospital for Children when officers were called in to assist a child abuse investigation. A 15-year-old was being treated for cancer at the hospital, and medical staff said the boy had several infections that delayed treatment. All the infections were unexplained in origin.

Video surveillance was then placed in the child’s room. Continue reading…