Tobacco industry severely damages environment: WHO
10 June 2022 | 3:10 pm
Tobacco products are the most littered item on the planet, and they contain thousands of toxic chemicals that can end up in the environment, according to the World Health Organization.
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Iranian athlete Elnaz Rekabi competed at a climbing competition in Seoul without a headscarf, going viral on social media. She has since gone missing, with some reports suggesting the Iranian government may punish her.
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