The Daily Populous

Wednesday March 16th, 2022 morning edition

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Denmark has unveiled plans to ban the sale of cigarettes and nicotine products to any citizens born after 2010.

The move aims to prevent the next generation of Danes from touching any form of tobacco, Health Minister Magnus Heunicke told a press conference.

"If necessary, we are ready to ban sales to this generation [born in 2010] by gradually raising the purchase age limit," Heunicke said.

Under current rules, Danish citizens under the age of 18 are banned from buying tobacco or smoking electronic cigarettes.

According to a survey commissioned by the Danish Cancer Association, 64% of respondents are in favour of the plan to ban the sale of cigarettes to those born after 2010.

In December, New Zealand announced that it would gradually ban the sale of tobacco from 2027 by raising the age at which it can be purchased.

In Denmark, the Social Democrat government also intends to tackle alcohol consumption among young people. »

U.S. Senate approves bill to make daylight saving time permanent

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A spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declined to say if she supports the measure but said she was reviewing it closely.

Pallone backs ending the clock-switching but has not decided whether to support daylight or standard time as the permanent choice.

They argue the measure could help businesses such as golf courses that could draw more use with more evening daylight. »

Medical student surgically implants Bluetooth device into own ear to cheat in final exam

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It was the student’s final attempt on Monday to clear the exam after repeatedly failing it since getting admission into the college 11 years ago.

But they were not able to recover the Bluetooth device while frisking the student, whose name has not been revealed by the college.

Such a technique was used by a Vyapam scam accused too to clear his medical exam eight years ago.”. »

Russia Looks Less and Less Like India's Friend

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But the geostrategic winds have shifted significantly in recent years, suggesting that India might want to reconsider the benefits of close Russia ties.

Most glaringly, Russia and one of India's top rivals, China, now maintain a robust strategic partnership.

The geostrategic winds have shifted significantly in recent years, suggesting that India might want to reconsider the benefits of close Russia ties. »

Devolver Co-Founder Announces New Publisher Focused on Games That Improve Mental Health

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From Wilson’s perspective, he had seen firsthand the numerous benefits video games had on mental health especially.

DeepWell is a new games publisher explicitly dedicated to both developing and publishing games that provide proven health benefits, as well as partnering with existing developers and publishers to win similar health approvals for games already out in the world.

Wilson says that DeepWell will include games that are beneficial to both mental and physical wellbeing, but will have a heavy emphasis on mental health. »