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Message 2106494 - Posted: 7 Sep 2022, 15:15:40 UTC

For some predatory very unhealthy targeted sliming:


Vaping: Juul to pay $438.5m in youth marketing probe
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Juul ... will pay $438.5m (£380m) to end a probe of its advertising to underage buyers as it rose to be one of the top e-cigarette firms in the US.

The deal with more than 30 states also restricts Juul's marketing, for example barring use of people under the age of 35 in its adverts.

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The firm is also fighting a US ban of its products. The US Food and Drug Administration in June said it would bar sales of Juul products due to insufficient data about the health impact. The measure is on hold while the company appeals the decision.

It continues to face litigation in some other states, as well as private lawsuits brought by individual families and others.

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Juul was widely blamed for the explosive growth in teen vaping. More than a quarter of high schoolers used e-cigarettes in 2019, according to a federal survey, though that share has since subsided.

The investigation into Juul's marketing found that the company had "relentlessly marketed vaping products to underage youth" even though such purchases are illegal in the US ... "Juul's cynically calculated advertising campaigns created a new generation of nicotine addicts," he said.

Money from the settlement will be paid out over six to 10 years and is to be used to combat tobacco use.



Meanwhile, here in the UK we have:

Rise in teenage vaping, as drug use falls - survey
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Vaping among secondary-school children is rising, with nearly one in five 15-year-olds using e-cigarettes in 2021, a survey by NHS Digital suggests.

Among 11-15-year-olds, 9% say they are vapers - up from 6% in 2018.

Doctors say children are being targeted by e-cigarette companies, with bright packaging, exotic flavours and enticing names...

... Child-health experts want rules tightened so vapes can be advertised only as an aid to stopping smoking, rather than as a fun and colourful lifestyle product...

... "It is clear that children and young people are being targeted by e-cigarette companies..."




The no-morals Marketing slime continues...

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Message 2106511 - Posted: 7 Sep 2022, 19:51:35 UTC - in response to Message 2106494.  

... Meanwhile, here in the UK we have:

Rise in teenage vaping, as drug use falls - survey
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Vaping among secondary-school children is rising, with nearly one in five 15-year-olds using e-cigarettes in 2021, a survey by NHS Digital suggests.

..."

The no-morals Marketing slime continues...

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Sadly, It sounds like the US vaping industry has move across the pond with their flavors in marketing.
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Message 2106658 - Posted: 10 Sep 2022, 15:53:41 UTC

Yet another ongoing health risk from being slimed with airborne pollution:


Air pollution cancer breakthrough will rewrite the rules
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Researchers say they have cracked how air pollution leads to cancer, in a discovery that completely transforms our understanding of how tumours arise...

... air pollution was waking up old damaged cells...

... "It's super-important - 99% of people in the world live in places where air pollution exceeds the WHO guidelines so it really impacts all of us."...

... The idea of taking a cancer-blocking pill if you live in a heavily polluted area is not completely fanciful. Doctors have already trialled an interleukin-1-beta drug in cardiovascular disease and found, by complete accident, they cut the risk of lung cancer...



Live well and clean and green?

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Message 2107050 - Posted: 18 Sep 2022, 14:21:26 UTC

Enjoy a good breakfast!


Bigger breakfasts better for controlling appetite...
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Eating a big breakfast and a smaller dinner could aid weight loss by making you feel less hungry...

... The University of Aberdeen team found people burned the same calories whenever they had their biggest meal of the day. But appetite was noticeably smaller after big breakfasts, which could make it easier to stick to a diet...



... Except...

How does that fit into our "modern" lifestyles of electric light and late evenings?...


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Message 2108047 - Posted: 5 Oct 2022, 13:47:16 UTC
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This seems to be a repeating theme:


Eating within set times good for shift workers
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Eating meals within set hours of the day may be a good way for shift workers to feel better and stay healthier...

... In a study, firefighters working 24-hour shifts reduced their "bad" cholesterol and blood pressure, by eating [only] within a 10-hour window.

And those with existing health conditions benefited the most...

... Half ate all their calories within a 10-hour window of 9am to 7pm, without skipping meals, while the other half didn't change their normal routine and ate within a 14-hour window, on average. Both groups were encouraged to follow a Mediterranean diet - full of fresh vegetables, fruit, fish and olive oil - which is known to be healthy. Firefighters who were overweight or had health issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or type 2 diabetes, were included in the study.

The health of those following a time-restricted eating regime improved more than the health of those in the comparison group...



Good to abandon the late evening popcorn and snacks?...

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Message 2108070 - Posted: 5 Oct 2022, 23:49:09 UTC - in response to Message 2108047.  

Most shift workers do not work 24 hour shifts.
So this study is only about a very small section of society, and therefore cannot be applied across the board.
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Message 2108071 - Posted: 6 Oct 2022, 0:25:29 UTC - in response to Message 2108070.  
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Most shift workers do not work 24 hour shifts.
So this study is only about a very small section of society, and therefore cannot be applied across the board.

For that one study, very true.

That study also highlights how the non-24hours schedules that such as lorry drivers, delivery drivers, and airline crew suffer can be very not-healthy...

However, that study I think is more to highlight how better eating and a better schedule for eating can greatly benefit those people. There are multiple other studies that show that various arrangements of 'intermittent' fasting greatly improves overall health. (Note that the 'fasting' doesn't necessarily mean going hungry...)


There is also a recurring theme that living sympathetically with our circadian rhythms is good for health overall.

And that's something well worthwhile to follow up on...

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Message 2109502 - Posted: 2 Nov 2022, 18:11:06 UTC
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Long long overdue...

CVS and Walgreens agree to pay $10bn to settle opioids lawsuits
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Two of America's biggest pharmacies have agreed to pay more than $10bn [$10,000 Million] to resolve thousands of lawsuits over their roles in the US opioid crisis.

The proposed deals with CVS and Walgreens mark the latest chapter of a long legal saga, in which firms have faced claims they helped drive the abuse of addictive painkillers.

Settlements with drugmakers and distributors have already brought in more than $30bn [$30,000 Million].

The pharmacies have denied wrongdoing...

... a crisis that the US says has claimed more than 560,000 lives since 1999...

... Lawyers for the plaintiffs [victims] that helped negotiate the deal called the proposal an "important step" to holding the pharmacies "accountable"...

... Since former US President Donald Trump declared the opioids epidemic a national emergency in 2017, the situation has worsened...

... the economic toll of the opioid crisis in 2020 alone mounting to $1.5tn [$1,500,000 Million], according to a congressional report last month...

... the settlements have fallen short of early hopes. He warned that policymakers will need to commit more resources if they hope to do more than make a dent in the crisis...



BUT...

How much deadly profits have been made on that deadly disaster?

How much deadly profit is still being made??

Any jail time for the corporate addiction pushers?...



Incredible.

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Message 2109680 - Posted: 5 Nov 2022, 22:27:57 UTC

Yes the sliminess of some countries is beyond belief as well.

Russia, China block plans for Antarctic marine protections.
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Message 2109893 - Posted: 9 Nov 2022, 17:23:05 UTC

Giving total control to a foreign commercial (for-greedy-profits) company for your entire food crop?


Why Kenya is turning to genetically modified crops to help with drought
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As Kenya prepares to commercialise genetically modified crops...

... many Kenyan farmers will begin using genetically modified (GM) maize seeds early next year, after the government recently reversed a 10-year ban on the crops...

... Agriculture is the backbone of Kenya's economy, employing 80% of the rural population. Kenyan farmers rely on their crops not only for income but as a source of food for their families...

... "Most of the farmers who plant these GMOs complain about pests and diseases. If there is no rain, they still complain about [how] the crop is faring in the farm. I don't think it is a solution."

There are also fears that farmers who start using GMOs will become reliant on the companies that sell the genetically modified seeds, and they will start to dominate the market to the detriment of ordinary Kenyan farmers...

... "Lifting the GMO ban will also expose farmers to draconian intellectual property laws related to patents held by GMO multinationals...

... GMO crops because of their concerns over the safety and doubts over the forecast economic benefits.



To my personal view, that all looks to be very unhealthy...

All in our deadly greedy world...
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Message 2110199 - Posted: 15 Nov 2022, 16:09:36 UTC

If you can get to it. an article on 'scary chemicals' in foods.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/nutrition/diet/scary-chemicals-dont-want-see-food/
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Message 2110206 - Posted: 15 Nov 2022, 18:27:47 UTC - in response to Message 2110199.  

If you can get to it. an article on 'scary chemicals' in foods.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/nutrition/diet/scary-chemicals-dont-want-see-food/

Thanks for that one. Indeed scary...

... All succinctly summed up with:

... Does all this mean that regulators like the EFSA and the FSA have got it wrong on food additives? No, Dr Touvier says. They do a good job but can’t always keep pace with the science, especially in the new and fast-moving field of gut microbiome research. Just as worrying is that no-one really knows the extent of the additives we are consuming.

“Regulators can only take into account the available data at a particular moment in time,” says Dr Touvier.

What should consumers do to avoid scary additives? These scientists were unanimous: avoid ultra-processed foods.



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Message 2110417 - Posted: 20 Nov 2022, 20:34:10 UTC

We're certainly being slimed by global fossil fuel companies and it has to stop.

Will global energy giants continue to get their own way as Australian gas prices soar even higher?

...Soaring gas prices — particularly on the east coast — have severely curbed the viability of many of our biggest manufacturers, wreaked havoc on electricity costs and added to the inflationary bonfire sweeping the country.

As the clamour from manufacturers, unions and households grows to take action, however, the energy producers lobbying efforts have kicked into gear.

Interfering in gas exports — whether through quotas, export levies, taxes or any other action, to customers in China, Japan and South Korea — they argue, would damage the country's reputation as a reliable supplier and deter foreign investors.

But there is scant evidence to support the claim. Australia features a who's who of global energy giants with investments in the country. And in the past month alone, huge amounts of foreign investment have poured into the industry.

Meanwhile — as the global energy crisis has grown — other major exporters, including the UK, have whacked the industry with windfall profits tax....
It's about time that these greedy mobsters were brought to heel as they're the mob that's driving worldwide inflation right now.
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Message 2110449 - Posted: 21 Nov 2022, 20:22:53 UTC
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This slime is most certainly not recommended, for sea food or swimming:


Southern Water discharged 'five MONTHS' worth of raw sewage at bathing beaches in the first eight days of November'
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  • Analysis by campaigners shows sewage discharges for 3700 hours in eight days
  • Southern Water said heavy rainfall was to blame and sewage is 'heavily diluted'
  • Discharges have been recorded at 83 of the 86 beaches within Southern's area



So, we now have pseudo-river deltas of 'sludge' fanning out from each of those outflows...

Cue multiple ridiculous excuses about costs and continued no action and continued procrastination and continued dirty profits...


Stay healthy with that?...
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Message 2111702 - Posted: 18 Dec 2022, 21:16:12 UTC

Here down under Gas giants are threatening to decamp after a move to cap prices, but to where?

They can leave anytime they like IMHO as we're done with their ripoffs.
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Message 2111709 - Posted: 18 Dec 2022, 22:06:19 UTC

And some people wonder why others don't want oil pipelines running through their backyards.

Keystone cleanup turns remote Kansas valley into a small town.

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Message 2111814 - Posted: 20 Dec 2022, 19:32:10 UTC - in response to Message 2104304.  
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Here's an 'interesting' move slowly but hopefully towards less pollution:


3M manufacturing giant to stop making 'forever chemicals'
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Manufacturing giant 3M has said it will stop making and using so-called "forever chemicals", common materials that have been linked to a range of health problems including cancer...

... cited increased regulatory and consumer concern about the substances, known as PFAS, to explain the move.

The materials were once popular for their water-resistant and non-stick properties. They are used in many everyday items. These can include food packaging, fire-fighting foams, mobile phones, clothing and non-stick cooking pans...

... the US said it was considering designating some "forever chemicals" - of which there are thousands - as hazardous. The UK and European Union have already taken steps to ban some of them, as have some local governments in the US.

Companies are also facing pressure from lawsuits and campaigners...



Might the driving force there be the effects from the lawsuits and campaigners?...

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Message 2111819 - Posted: 20 Dec 2022, 21:46:04 UTC
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Here's a new way to become addicted to being slimed:


Hungry Jack's, McDonald's apps using 'casino' tactics may {to} encourage unhealthy habits...
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Bright lights, vibrating machines, and spinning jackpots — this could be the gaming floor of a casino, but they are also the mechanics of a fast-food app ... to win prizes...

... companies and app developers have lifted gambling tactics from slot machines to mimic random intermittent reinforcement.

It is a psychological term that explains why some people get hooked on an activity or game [or food]...

... about 70 years ago, there were famous experiments where scientists trained rats to tap a lever to get a pellet of food...

... A Hungry Jack's spokesperson said the game was a "fun way" for customers to access special deals...



Have rats lead the way for how fast-food apps can slime you more and faster?...

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Message 2111824 - Posted: 21 Dec 2022, 0:05:11 UTC - in response to Message 2111819.  

Have rats lead the way for how fast-food apps can slime you more and faster?...
The fiduciary duty to the shareholder to make as much money as possible any way possible. Understand that a corporation is a legally required naked greed.
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Message 2111826 - Posted: 21 Dec 2022, 0:30:40 UTC - in response to Message 2111824.  

Have rats lead the way for how fast-food apps can slime you more and faster?...
The fiduciary duty to the shareholder to make as much money as possible any way possible. Understand that a corporation is a legally required naked greed.
And that is the crux of most of the world's problems right there.
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