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Outdoor smoking now banned in Sweden in certain places

Health
An outdoor smoking ban in Sweden in certain public places, including playgrounds and train station platforms, has taken effect. The ban, which started Monday, means smoking in outdoor sections of restaurants and entrances to designated booths for smokers is prohibited. The ban also includes e-cigarettes. Official figures show only 11% of the Swedish population of 10 million smoked daily in 2016, with about 10% smoking occasionally. In May 2005, Sweden banned smoking in bars and restaurants. According to the new law, the goal is to make the Scandinavian country smoke-free by 2025.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: Health
Here are the top 10 places to own a home and pay less in taxes

Here are the top 10 places to own a home and pay less in taxes

Finance
Homeownership comes with a lot of extra expenses, mostly thanks to the taxman.Due to increasing demand and limited inventory, the nationwide median sale price has reached $ 226,800, according to Zillow. Values have gone up 5.4% over the past year and are expected to rise another 2.5% in the next year.On top of that, state and local income taxes, property tax and sales tax can drastically increase the tab, depending on where you live.To help would-be homeowners keep their budgets in check, personal finance website GoBankingRates determined the best places in which to buy or own a home by looking at median home values as well as state and local tax rates, including income, sales and use tax rates (where applicable) and property taxes as a percentage of market value. The study of the 200 larg...
Watford 1-2 Chelsea: Blues back into Champions League places as Eden Hazard proves to be the difference once again

Watford 1-2 Chelsea: Blues back into Champions League places as Eden Hazard proves to be the difference once again

Sports
ED BOY The Belgium international moved past a century of goals for the west Londoners with a well-taken brace Eden Hazard passed a century of goals for Chelsea as he helped the Blues to a 2-1 win over Watford. The Belgium captain was virtually unplayable at Vicarage Road, scoring twice to knock the proverbial stuffing out of the hosts on Boxing Day. Hazard was fantastic against Watford on Boxing Day Deployed through the middle by Maurizio Sarri, Hazard opened the scoring when Real Madrid loanee Mateo Kovacic released the forward with a perfectly weighted through ball just before half time to round Ben Foster and score. But Watford were level soon after as Roberto Pereyra lashed home a volley from the edge of the box into the bot...
InSight lander places seismometer on the surface of Mars

InSight lander places seismometer on the surface of Mars

Science
Dec. 20 (UPI) -- NASA's InSight lander has finally placed one of its instruments on the surface of Mars. The spacecraft laid the first seismometer in history on the Martian soil. Since InSight landed on the Red Planet in late November, the spacecraft has been surveying its surroundings and performing systems checks to ensure everything is in working order. The preparations went smoothly. "InSight's timetable of activities on Mars has gone better than we hoped," Tom Hoffman, mission project manager and scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said in a news release. "Getting the seismometer safely on the ground is an awesome Christmas present." As InSight has prepared for the deployment of its two main external instruments, one of its internal instruments has been studying the Martia...