Russia May Ban Selling Cigarettes to Anyone Born After 2015

Russian government officials propose legislation to ban the sale of cigarettes to anyone born after 2015. 

Legislative plans are being proposed by the Russian Ministry of Health to prohibit the sale of cigarettes to anyone born after 2015. That means the next generation of Russian people could be permanently cut off from cigarettes.  

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Smoking Causes up to 150 DNA Mutations in Each Lung Cell, Every Year

The longer you roll that dice, the higher the chance that a DNA mutation spawns a cancerous cell. The researchers on this study likened it to playing Russian roulette; sooner or later, there's one in the chamber. 

A man smokes a cigarette. (Photo: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Cancer, of course, is not new. Throughout the ages societies have defined and dealt with it variously. Ancient Greeks employed the term onkos to describe tumors: mass, burden. It is an apt translation of what cancer does inside of our bodies.

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