Cigarette sales increased last year for the first time in 2 decades

Cigarette sales increased last year for the first time in 2 decades

Holy smoker! Cigarette sales in the United States increased in 2020 for the first time in 20 years, according to a new report from the Federal Trade Commission. The country’s largest cigarette manufacturers sold 203.7 billion cigarettes last year as the country struggled with stressors from the pandemic – up from 202.9 billion in 2019, … Read more

SpaceX claims to have fixed its leaky toilet ahead of the upcoming launch

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Endurance spacecraft in a hoop at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Picture: SpaceX An upcoming launch to deliver four astronauts to the International Space Station is ready for 3, 2, 1, blow off – oh, except that NASA still has to approve a last – minute adjustment made to SpaceX’s leaky … Read more

The United States issues its first passport with the ‘X’ gender marker

DENVER (AP) – The United States has issued its first passport with an “X” gender designation – a milestone in the recognition of the rights of people who do not identify themselves as male or female – and expects to be able to offer the opportunity more widely next year, said Foreign Ministry on Wednesday. … Read more

‘We keep falling’: When should the Oregon governor lift state-wide mask mandate? – QUALITY

‘We keep falling’: When should the Oregon governor lift state-wide mask mandate?PANGESSee full coverage on Google News .

Carli Lloyd ends his USWNT career with a thunderous victory over South Korea

American women’s national team legend Carli Lloyd acknowledged his international career emphatically on Tuesday night with a 6-0 victory over South Korea. Lloyd, who memorably scored three goals in the first 16 minutes of the U.S. victory in the 2015 World Cup finals for women, hangs his boots up after a decorated career that includes … Read more

Live updates of FDA meeting on Pfizer’s Covid vaccines for children ages 5 to 11

Children ages 5 to 11 account for 9% of U.S. Covid cases, says FDA official Children ages 5 to 11 account for about 9% of all reported Covid-19 cases in the United States, Drs. Doran Fink, Deputy Director of the FDA’s Department of Vaccines, reviewing Pfizer’s clinical trial data. The age group also accounts for … Read more

Verizon partnered with Amazon Project Kuiper Satellite Internet

INDIA – 30/08/2019: In this photo illustration, a popular wireless communication application shows the Verizon logo displayed on a smartphone. (Photo Illustration by Avishek Das | SOPA pictures | LightRocket | Getty Images Verizon is working with Amazon to use the technology giant’s upcoming satellite Internet system to expand rural broadband access in the United … Read more

Long Covid ‘is a very disabling condition with severe cognitive conditions’, says researcher behind new study

The author of a new study discussed the harmful effects of “long covid” patients, people whose symptoms last for months after first becoming infected. “Our and others’ work has shown that this affects people’s ability to make plans, synthesize information, and perform their daily work activities,” said David Putrino, director of Rehabilitation Innovation at Mount … Read more