On June 18th 2015, the UNHCR issued a truly horrifying report, World at War: Forced Displacement in 2014 that details the human cost of global conflicts large and small. More people than ever are fleeing war according to UNHCR, which puts the grand total of refugees at a record-shattering 59.5 million souls. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, is at pains to banish the pleasant delusion that humanitarian organizations and governments are capable of cleaning up the mess. They aren’t. It’s way too big.
Smokeless tobacco products, such as electronic cigarettes, are under scrutiny because nicotine can pose health risks. According to an article in the New York Times there was an increase in the number of high school students using e-cigarettes. This is of concern since nicotine can harm the developing adolescent brain and cause lasting cognitive damage. Ask any child harvesting tobacco, whether tobacco has an impact without smoking. Due to a 1938 exemption in the Fair Labor Standards Act, children 12 and sometimes younger work in agriculture.