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A newspaper is a literature item.
A newspaper helps reduce the player's boredom and stress. Once used it is effectively 'consumed' and removed from the inventory.
It can be used as a fuel for fires, and lasts for 1 hour if done so.
It is found in many containers, including shelves and cupboards.
From items.txt (Project Zomboid directory/media/scripts/)
Weight = 0.1,
Type = Literature,
DisplayName = Newspaper,
StressChange = -15,
Icon = Newspaper,
BoredomChange = -15,