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Tobacco Smoking

Do you know that tobacco is the common name of several plants in the Nicotiana genus and the Solanaceae (nightshade) family, and the general term for any product prepared from the cured leaves of the tobacco plant? More than 70 species of tobacco are known, but the chief commercial crop is N. tabacum. The more potent variant N. rustica is also used …

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Monday, August 12 Stephblog giveaway winners

Monday, August 12 Stephblog giveaway winners Ans: the three words Roger Federer said after beating rival Rafael Nadal to reach the Wimbledon final are ” stars are aligned” Thank you all for participating today. Winners are to be picked each day until Friday. The participant with the highest point will …

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MAD(An addiction story )

MAD they’re raging mad, these fools, they think they know my mind, they don’t know, the muddiest water is the cleanest, the dusty floor the best playing ground, the rat-infested bin the food basket, my hair they say is scraggly, they don’t know it’s the latest hairstyle, they think am …

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Cocaine(An unbiased history)

Do you know that long before it became a public malaise and a revered criminal, cocaine was a drug that was hailed as the ‘new thing’ in medicine, it was used as an anesthesia during surgery and was the safest way of operating a patient who would still be awake …

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Gambling companies see huge rise in complaints

The number of gamblers complaining about British betting firms has risen almost 5,000% in the past five years. There were a record 8,266 complaints last year, Gambling Commission figures obtained by BBC Panorama. That compares to just 169 in 2013. Most of them were about firms refusing to pay out …

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High Streets hit as shop vacancy rate worst since 2015

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The number of empty shops in town centres is at its highest for four years, industry figures show. The vacancy rate was 10.3% in July, its highest level since January 2015, according to the British Retail Consortium and Springboard survey. Footfall also fell by 1.9% in July, …

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Student side-hustles to help pay for university

Image copyrightDANA BOTT Studying sociology and criminology at Sheffield University is a hard, and sometimes stressful, task for Dana Bott. So the 20-year-old from Telford turns to a creative passion to relax – making and selling T-shirts and jewellery. Given that her student loan fails to cover the rent, and …

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Versace apologises after T-shirt angers China

Image copyrightSINA WEIBO Luxury brand Versace has apologised after an image on one of its T-shirts appeared to imply Hong Kong and Macau were independent territories. After fierce criticism on social media in China, Versace said it had made a mistake and had stopped selling the tops. It said it …

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