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Nothing will stop 2016 until pigs fly.

According to Andre Calatzopoulos, chief executive of cigarette and tobacco behemoth Philip Morris, “he would like to work towards the ‘phase-out’ of conventional cigarettes.”

What? Philip Morris not making cigarettes is something akin to a dairy farmer making soy milk or a slaughterhouse making seitan or a poison maker making an antidote. What’s going on here?

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The BBC reports:

In his first UK broadcast interview, he has told the Today programme that the company knows its products harm their consumers, and that the only correct response is to "to find and commercialise" ones that are less harmful.
"That is clearly our objective," he said.

The company has announced a new “healthier” cigarette, which boasts 90% less of the 'nasty toxins that come from cigarette smoke.' 

The innovation in this new system, called lqos, doesn’t burn cigarettes, it heats them.

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It works like this. You buy a pack of “tobacco sticks” and pop them in a heater. You put the stick to your mouth and puff. This causes much less smoke and smell.

But of course, let’s not forget smoking is still incredibly dangerous. Anti-smoking groups aren’t taking their eyes off the prize.

“On current trends, smoking will kill one billion people in the 21st century, most in poor countries,” Deborah Arnott, said, chief executive of Action on Smoking and Health. "If Philip Morris really want to see the end of smoking they have to stop promoting smoking to new young smokers around the world."

Pigs, you have 31 days to start flying.

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They say a lot of people in this country live in an echo chamber, but one Georgia man lives in a “Bubble.”

Not an actual bubble, though. He’s not Jake Gyllenhaal in Bubble Boy. He just refuses to find out who won the presidential election. 

In Brunswick, Ga, The Huffington Post reports, Joe Chandler fell asleep on election night without finding out the results, and he intends to keep it that way. 

“Having subtracted myself from this political fracas and all of the mayhem of the digital media, I kind of found the center of the cyclone, it is very peaceful in my bubble of ignorance,” Chandler said.

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When he goes outside, he pops on a pair of headphones and a sign that reads, “I don’t know who won, and don’t want to. PLEASE DON’T TELL ME.”

Ignorance is bliss, but Chandler doesn’t think he’s going to make it 2020, like he hopes.

“I’ll be lucky to make it [tomorrow].”

That must be nice, to be able to separate yourself from society so much that not only do you not know who the president is, but also people aren’t shouting it at you on the street. Anyway, for the rest of you, and especially Joe Chandler: Donald Trump is our next president. Welcome to reality.

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President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to make America as safe as it can possibly be. However, after a week of transition, Trump and his team have failed to make mention of White Men, which are, statistically speaking, “the greatest threat to domestic security for all American Citizens.”

So that’s why Candace Thompson created the White Male Registry as means of monitoring this underreported threat and pointing out the obvious hypocrisy and prejudice of a Muslim registry, which the president-elect and his team have been floating around for, oh, the past year.&nbsp;</p>

In a recent Facebook post, Thompson explained why she created the registry:

“In America 57% of reported rapes and 64% of mass shootings were committed by white men," she writes. "45% of all serial killers are white men. 1 in 3 women will experience some form of domestic violence during their lifetime, and 97% of those domestic violence perpetrators were men.”

“Forget the nation of Islam, our most immediate threat to domestic security is and always has been white, straight men.”

Read the whole post here:

In addition to asking White Men to volunteer and do their civic duty for the country, Thompson also vowed to register “every white man in Washington one by one,” in addition to sending them a message about the registry.

Check out all All White Men to register — it is your duty.

swedish workers union opens mansplaining hotline for victims of men
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Tired of “mansplaining” in the workplace? Well, if you live in Sweden, you can get a little relief from the tireless, know-it-all attitude of chauvinistic co-workers.

With a new mansplaining supportline, Sweden’s largest Union, Unionen, has opened phone lines to all members when “male colleagues give them unsolicited lectures on things they already understand,” reports The Independent.

Unionen launched the service on Monday to their 600,000 members, who will be able to call “from 10am to 4pm everyday for a week as part of a campaign to highlight and stamp out the insidious and damaging practice.”

"The hotline will advise upset and frustrated callers on what action they should take next, and aims to help them move on. But there are no set answers, instead the people staffing the line will have the freedom to say what they want, based on their own experiences."

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The organization defines "mansplaining" as when “a man explains something to a woman without being asked, particularly something which she might already know more about than the man.”

The Independent did a little more digging and reports, “A study by the American Psychological Association found that men ‘tend to overestimate their intelligence to a much greater extent than women’ and showed that ‘self-assurance in men grows with age.’”

So, gross dudes operating under the assumption that they know more than women, time to give it a rest.

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We here at The Daily What strive to give you, our loyal, intelligent, personable, and, might I add, very good looking readership, your daily does of “hold the phone!” But sometimes that requires choosing one story over another. Now that doesn’t mean that one is more important than the other, it just means that one was more important than the other. I kid. We just didn’t get to it.

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So in the spirit of keeping you smarter and more informed than your friends, here’s a dump of all the stories we didn’t get to this week. Enjoy!

A humongous sinkhole opened in Fukuoka, Japan via The Guardian.

Toblerone changed its shape and claimed that this is not a perfect metaphor for Brexit via The Verge. 

Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t think that the plague of fake news on Facebook had effect on the election via Recode.

Jay Leno had Vice President Joe Biden and Colin Powell drag-race on his show via The Washington Post.

Representative for the Pawnee Parks and Recreation Department and Fictional Character, Leslie Knope weighed in on the presidential election via Yahoo!

All your friends on Facebook won’t stop reminding you that Bernie would’ve beaten Trump via US Uncut.

Zach from the DNC became the hero we deserved via The Huffington Post.

Van Jones called the Trump win a “White Lash” via CNN.

We got our first look at the King Kong prequel via Entertainment Weekly.