E-cigarettes have a reputation as being a “safer alternative” to smoking tobacco and an avenue many smokers take to kicking the habit. However, a new study finds e-cigarettes don’t appear to be helping people actually quit smoking. In fact, researchers from the University of California-San Diego say those using the devices are more likely to relapse within the next 12 months.
The Syrian government and affiliated militias tortured, killed and kidnapped Syrian refugees who returned home willingly from Lebanon and Jordan, a Human Rights Watch report has found. Refugees who attempted to return faced death and torture in regime-held areas, where most of the fighting has stopped after 10 years of war.
The National News Agency reported that armed clashes have started Tuesday morning in the town of Wadi Al-Jamous between members of the Al-Tartousi and Al-Sayyed families. A number of homes and cars were set on fire during the clashes, which killed two people and injured 7.