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Tobacco: a threat to our oceans

Each year, 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are littered... This year’s Ocean Conference, 5-9 June, comes mere days after World No Tobacco Day 2017, the theme of which is “Tobacco – a threat to development”. This year’s theme recognizes tobacco’s widespread
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
added May 25, 2017 00:34
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[New York] Clifton Park to ban smoking in all parks, trails

“The Town Board felt that, at this juncture, it would be prudent to implement a blanket ban on smoking in our parks,” he said. Barrett, who has frequented parks around town to watch his sons play sports, especially the Clifton Common, said that while he
Schenectady (NY) Daily Gazette
added May 23, 2017 12:31
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[Canada] Vancouverites can now be fined $500 for improperly discarding cigarettes

From now on, Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services says a fine of $500 can be levied against anyone who discards burning material that creates a hazardous situation. Anyone tossing cigarettes or other burning material onto grass, vegetation or debris can be
GlobalTV (ca)
added May 19, 2017 15:05
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[New York] Parks and trails in Clifton Park are now smoke-free

The Town Board of Clifton Park unanimously passed a resolution, establishing all parks and trails in the town as smoke-free. In doing so the new policy will help prevent exposure from secondhand smoke, reduce toxic tobacco litter in parks and send a mes
Albany (NY) Times Union blogs
added May 19, 2017 03:51
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[New York] Seaway Valley Prevention Council hosting cigarette butt clean-up day May 20

The city’s parks and recreation department is partnering with the Seaway Valley Prevention Council to host a cigarette butt clean-up day at Kids Kingdom on Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m.-noon.
North Country (NY) This Week
added May 17, 2017 15:30
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[UK] Litter 'Stasi' are handing out 380 spot fines a day as concerns grow over private wardens given police-style powers

Fines for dropping cigarette butts account for 90 per cent of fines in most areas... Fixed penalties can be charged for spitting, dropping cigarette butts, failure to display a no smoking sign
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 13, 2017 01:47
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[UK] 'WHERE DO THEY THINK I'LL GET THE MONEY FROM?' Mum’s fury after being slapped with £1k fine for dropping a cigarette butt when she can’t afford carpets for her son’s bedroom

Chelsie Lawton, 26, was spotted stubbing a fag out outside a shopping centre by an environmental crime officer, and issued with an on-the-spot £80 fine.
The Sun (uk)
added May 11, 2017 20:08
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[UK] Hare spotted enjoying a cigarette break

What made it even weirder is that at the time, Michael, 45, was on his own ciggy break, so it looked like the hare was joining him. But in reality it was probably a bit of straw and not a roll-up, he said.
Metro Café (uk)
added May 11, 2017 19:50
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[Asia, India] Delhi University students to recycle cigarette butts

Enactus SVC, through its project “CiggB”, will collect and recycle cigarette butts. Apart from saving the environment, the process will also generate wages for the poor. The team has around seven female and four male rag pickers as their beneficiary targ
Asian Age (in)
added May 11, 2017 14:44
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[UK] Smokers fined for littering Nuneaton town centre streets

ALMOST 200 fines have been dished out, mostly to smokers, for littering the streets of Nuneaton and Bedworth town centres. Latest figures have revealed that in the first three month of this year 196 people have been caught out by litter wardens – almost
Nuneaton News (uk)
added May 11, 2017 13:09
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