POINTS TO PONDER: 12-8-09

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Change in Life Expectancy in 2020 due to Smoking and Obesity
Life expectancy gain due to decreased smoking rates: 0.31 years
Predicted decrease in smoking: 21 percent
Life expectancy loss due to increased obesity rates: 1.02 years
Predicted increase in obesity: 45 percent

Police Department Cuts in San Diego
Current police budget: $409 million
Number of lost civilian positions: 81
Proposed reduction in number of police service officers: 48
Dollars saved from cut positions: $11.9 million

Bacteria in Store-Bought Chicken
Number of people that get salmonella poisoning each year: over 1 million
Approximate number of deaths each year from salmonella poisoning: 500
Amount of store-bought chicken carrying potentially harmful pathogens: 33%
Previous amount of store-bought chicken carrying potentially harmful pathogens: 80%

-Compiled by Contributor Aileen Pantoja