A new study examining the dangers of distracted driving finds drivers are multi-tasking about 10 percent of the time. That includes eating, using cell phones or texting. Research in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that the risk is greatest for newly-licensed teen drivers.
Researchers looking for ways to reduce smoking deaths say raising taxes could go a long way. A review in the New England Journal of Medicine finds tripling taxes would prevent 20 million deaths worldwide during this century. The tax hike would double the price of cigarettes in some countries, which could reduce the number of smokers by a third.
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