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[Netherlands] Can crows be trained to collect cigarette butts?

could we employ these brainy birds to help keep our streets clean? That's the idea behind a project from Dutch startup Crowded Cities, which is looking to train crows to scoop up the butts in exchange for treats.
New Atlas
added Oct 13, 2017 01:23
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Call for education to back anti-smoking laws

A multi-pronged approach combining laws and education to tackle tobacco use here is necessary, given that the proportion of smokers has hit a plateau over the past decade, said health experts. The latest step last week by the Ministry of Health, in prop
Straits Times (sg)
added Oct 11, 2017 19:52
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[Asia-pacific] Malaysia to learn from Australia on tobacco control

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam congratulated the country for significantly reducing smoking among its citizens. “The prevalence of smoking in Australia is only 11 per cent against Malaysia’s 23 per cent. We are very excited to see how Austr
New Straits Times (my)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:40
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[Africa, Tanzania] Smuggled, counterfeit cigarettes flood market

Tanzania Cigarette Company in collaboration with the National Environmental Management Council, Tanzania Revenue Authority and the police destroyed contraband and counterfeit cigarettes worth 8.5bn/- in Dar es Salaam last week.
TSN Daily News (tz)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:36
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[UK-Northern Ireland] New bespoke ashtray ballot boxes uses butts to vote

Ballot bins where you vote with a cigarette butt on topical issues could soon be installed in the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council area. The ‘bespoke’ bins will have two areas to put out a cigarette and vote on relevant local issues with a windo
Derry Now (uk)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:35
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[UK] Farewell Baroness Battleaxe! House of Lords' gloriously foul-mouthed Baroness Trumpington - who helped crack Hitler’s codes at Bletchley Park, flicked the V-sign in a Parliamentary debate and worked as a Land Girl - is to retire aged 95

In 2012 the chain-smoking peer appeared on the BBC's flagship satirical show Have I Got News For You - becoming the show's oldest ever guest - and revealed that she enjoys a cigar after sex.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:21
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[France, UK] England cricket star Ben Stokes is pictured at teammate's wedding smoking and with bandaged hand after his alleged nightclub bust-up

Under fire England cricketer Ben Stokes has been pictured smoking a cigarette with his hand in a bandage at a teammate's wedding in France.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:20
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[UK] Who is most at risk of bowel cancer? Four people with very different lifestyles are assessed by an expert... and a stressed office worker is a more likely candidate than a reformed smoker

THE REFORMED SMOKER RISK: LOW...Even though Lee Black, 44, (pictured) is only a weekend drinker, she drinks quite a bit and should limit her intake ... EXPERT VERDICT: Lee’s risk is low but it would drop further if she gave up smoking altogether.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:19
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[UK] Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

The Foundation is led by Derek Yach, former Head of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Tobacco Free Initiative. Yach’s Previous Views on Tobacco Companies and How They Misuse Science and Undermine Health Policy In 2001, Yach and his co-author warned
TobaccoTactics.org (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added Oct 10, 2017 16:08
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Africa/Global: Tobacco Industry Targets Africa Markets

"(BAT) and other multinational tobacco firms have threatened governments in at least eight countries in Africa demanding they axe or dilute the kind of protections that have saved millions of lives in the west, a Guardian investigation has found. ... The
AfricaFocus
added Oct 10, 2017 15:52
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