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Trump’s plan to curb teen vaping exempts some flavors

Trump’s plan to curb teen vaping exempts some flavors

Health
WASHINGTON -- U.S. health officials will begin cracking down on most flavored e-cigarettes that are popular with underage teenagers, but their plan includes major exceptions that benefit vaping manufacturers, retailers and adults who use the nicotine-delivery devices. The Trump administration announced Thursday that it will prohibit fruit, candy, mint and dessert flavors from small, cartridge-based e-cigarettes favored by high school and middle school students. But menthol and tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes will be allowed to remain on the market. The targeted flavor ban will also entirely exempt large, tank-based vaping devices, which are primarily sold in vape shops that cater to adult smokers. Together, the two exemptions represent a significant retreat from President Donald Trump's or...
Baghdad mob kills teen and strings up his corpse

Baghdad mob kills teen and strings up his corpse

World
The body of a 16-year-old boy was hung from a traffic pole in a central Baghdad square Thursday, amid conflicting versions about how he was killedBy SAMYA KULLAB and MURTADA FARAJ Associated PressDecember 16, 2019, 9:55 PM3 min readBAGHDAD -- The body of a 16-year-old boy was hung from a traffic pole in a central Baghdad square Thursday, amid conflicting versions about how he was killed. Security officials said the teen was wanted by police on drug-related charges and was running from security forces. Other officials said the teen had fired a pistol in the air in an attempt to get protesters -- who he felt were causing a disturbance -- to move away from around his home. The Associated Press initially reported that Iraqi officials, who frequently speak on condition of anonymity because of ...
TikTok apologises and reinstates banned US teen

TikTok apologises and reinstates banned US teen

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your device Chinese-owned social network TikTok has apologised to a US teenager who was blocked from the service after she posted a viral clip criticising China's treatment of the Uighur Muslims.The firm said it had now lifted the ban, maintaining it was due to 17-year-old Feroza Aziz's prior conduct on the app - and unrelated to Chinese politics. Additionally, the firm said "human moderation error" was to blame for the video being taken down on Thursday for almost an hour.TIkTok, owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, has insisted it does not apply Chinese moderation principles to its product outside of mainland China. Ms Aziz posted on Twitter that she did not accept the firm's explanation. "Do I believe they took...
Shot HK teen in critical condition charged with attacking police officer

Shot HK teen in critical condition charged with attacking police officer

World
A teenage protester who was shot by police during an anti-China rally in Hong Kong has been charged with rioting and assaulting an officer.Tsang Chi-kin, who took a bullet in the left shoulder during a fight with riot officers in the Tsuen Wan district of the city on Tuesday, is still in a critical condition in hospital. The 18-year-old, known as "Tony", was shot at close range - with police saying the officer had fired because he feared for his life. ...
Sticking to one sport could up injuries among teen athletes

Sticking to one sport could up injuries among teen athletes

Health
Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Here's a good reason to encourage your teenager to play more than one sport: New research finds kids who concentrate on only one sport may be at risk for stress fractures, tendinitis and knee injuries. "It's wonderful for a child to love a sport and to want to engage in it, but we must keep in mind the number of hours spent playing," said study author Alison Field, a professor of epidemiology and pediatrics at Brown University. "They add up pretty quickly." The findings are a result of following more than 10,000 older children throughout the United States. The bottom line is that kids who do the most hours of intense activity per week, and that happens to be those focusing on a single sport, are the most likely to be injured. Field hopes that coaches, parents and doctor...