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[New Jersey] Letter: Override Christie's veto of smoking ban on beaches, parks

Next time you go to a playground and someone is smoking and your kids are breathing secondhand smoke, or you are lying on the beach surrounded by cigarette butts, thank Gov....The bill passed with overwhelming bipartisan support; we need an override to pr
Trenton (NJ) Times
added Sep 14, 2014 12:44
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[Iowa] KUHN: Smoke-free park initiatives creating positive outcomes (Alex Kuhn guest view)

I understand there are opposing views on this issue and I respect and welcome all of those viewpoints. I am in no way disparaging smokers, whose choice to smoke I respect. But we have roughly 300 acres in Mason City devoted to city parks, and I am confi
Mason City (IA) Globe-Gazette
added Sep 14, 2014 12:42
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[New Jersey] Christie vetoes bill to ban smoking at N.J. parks, limit it at beaches

Christie said in the message. "I do not believe that the state should substitute its judgement for that of our local elected officials or upset the careful balancing of interests ... The final bill passed the Assembly, 64-8, and the Senate, 30-3, in July.
Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger
added Sep 11, 2014 11:18
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[New York] REVKIN: The New Look of Smokers’ Litter

Photo There's a new look to litter these days - e-cigarette packages. This one was photographed in Hudson Highlands State Park in Cold Spring. N.Y.
New York Times Blogs
added Sep 2, 2014 09:13
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[Canada] Toronto City Council votes to ban e-cigarettes from city property

36 councillors voted in support of the ban and two voted against. The approval means City of Toronto employees will not be permitted to use e-cigarettes in municipal work places. Council also requested that the general manager of solid waste management in
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Aug 27, 2014 12:15
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[Kansas] Officials: Discarded cigarette causes $75000 damage to triplex

A discarded cigarette on a hot, windy afternoon Saturday caused $75,000 in damages to a triplex near Central and Oliver, Wichita Fire Department officials said.
Wichita (KS) Eagle
added Aug 24, 2014 12:33
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LOVE: Smoking ban would undermine Oregonians' relationship with the beach: Guest opinion

this ban on our beaches is a bureaucratic overreach that borders on draconian. It's probably unenforceable, and it's completely unnecessary. It also undermines Oregon's unique legacy of people freely recreating on the state's publicly owned beaches.
The Oregonian
added Aug 22, 2014 06:43
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Advanced Battery Tech From Recycled Cigarettes

Based on breaking research out of South Korea – published just days ago in the journal Nanotechnology – actual cigarette butts could end up becoming savvy investments. No joke. Recycling these toxic, non-biodegradable cigarette filters could prove to b
Trefis
added Aug 19, 2014 07:40
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[Georgia] Kennesaw City Council votes to ban smoking in parks

voted 3-2, with council members Leonard Church and Jim Sebastian opposed, to approve an ordinance removing smoking areas from city parks, making Kennesaw’s 130 acres of public parks smoke free. The ordinance also includes the city’s public cemeteries.
Marietta (GA) Daily Journal
added Aug 19, 2014 07:12
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Those Disgusting Cigarette Butts Might Soon Power Your Car

It has been reported that cellulose acetate can be directly utilized in the production of carbon materials containing a meso-/micropore structure by only a carbonization process. That is, used cigarette filters could be used as a proper carbon source for
Uproxx
added Aug 11, 2014 15:27
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