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From the ridiculous studies category, we have this foolish story.

The 9/11 attacks on America appear to have caused about one million former smokers across the country to take up the habit again and maintain it, according to a Weill Cornell Medical College public health study.

The analysis, published in the June 20 issue of the journal Contemporary Economic Policy, is the first to look at the net costs to society of terrorism-induced smoking in the United States after 9/11 and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

via Stress from 9/11 linked to nationwide resurgence in smoking among Americans who had quit.

That led me to this interesting story:

The most exploitative 9/11 advertisements | News.com….au

A number of companies have chosen to take advantage of the horrific September attacks in advertisements for a bizarre range of promotions and products, from anti-smoking campaigns to osteoarthritis cures.

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