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Clever Anti-Smoking Billboard Will ‘Cough’ Whenever Someone Lights Up Around It

The billboard follows up with products to help people quit smoking.

if the annoyance of actual people around you hasn’t made you self-conscious about lighting up a cigarette in public, this new tactic, adopted by a Swedish pharmacy, might just do the trick. Teaming up with ad firm Akestam Holst, drugstore chain Apotek Hjartat have put forth a responsive sign that’s sure to have smokers doing double takes.

The poster-sized sign, set on a kiosk, has smoke detectors attached to it that will cause the man pictured to “cough” if the sign believes that someone’s smoking next to it.


After the attention-getting act, the display then switches over to an array of smoking-termination products, such as patches and gum.

Sounds kind of fun, right? Take a look at the sign in action below:

I guess those annoyed by smokers can breathe a sigh of relief that they’ve got machines on their side now, too.

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Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of rape in the third degree and criminal sexual acts in the first degree in New York City.

The jury was unanimous in its convictions as well as two not-guilty verdicts on predatory sexual assault charges involving actress Annabella Sciorra.

The Miramax co-founder may spend the rest of his natural life behind bars.

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Jim Browning is a YouTuber from the UK who has an amazing ability to catch scammers in the act.

In this video, he responds to a scam email claiming he bought a laptop by breaking into the scammer's computer. In the process he uncovers where the scammers work, their banking information, and even their personal identities.

"I got an 'invoice' email telling me that I had paid for a $3800 laptop," Browning writes on his YouTube page. "No links... just a phone number. It's a real shame that these scammers emailed me because I was able to find out exactly who they were and where the were."

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A two-minute television ad from New Zealand is a gut punch to dog lovers who smoke cigarettes. "Quit for Your Pets" focuses on how second-hand smoke doesn't just affect other humans, but our pets as well.

According to Quitline New Zealand, "when you smoke around your pets, they're twice as likely to get cancer."

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