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[Canada] Vancouver’s experimental cigarette-recycling program backfires

In November of last year, the city installed 110 cigarette-butt receptacles in several downtown locations. But the move produced unintended consequences, prompting Vancouver Coastal Health officials to bring them to the city’s attention. “We were concer
Georgia Straight (ca)
added Jun 4, 2014 14:51
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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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[Canada] Battle on as to who will clean up dirty, cigarette butts on Ottawa streets

The City of Ottawa and businesses are at odds as to who will clean up the eyesore of dirty, tossed cigarette butts on the sidewalk. The snow is finally melting and underneath are hundreds of butts covering the sidewalks, curbs and lawns in the downtown c
Ottawa (Ont) Sun
added Apr 7, 2014 12:51
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[Canada] Comment: Smoking bylaw takes effect at opportune time

Capital Regional District’s bylaw to promote clean air by regulating secondhand tobacco smoke will come into effect Wednesday, shortly after we celebrate our spectacular outdoors with the annual flower count. The CRD’s bylaw will ensure that in the future
Victoria (BC) Times Colonist (ca)
added Mar 31, 2015 09:45
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[UK] Six smokers prosecuted for littering in Chesterfield

Chesterfield Borough Council successfully concluded six prosecutions at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court on 30th May, all for deliberately dropping and leaving cigarette ends.
Chesterfield Borough Council (uk)
added Jun 21, 2012 10:28
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[California] WHITAKER: My turn: No Ifs, Ands or Butts

So, why do they think nothing about dropping a cigarette butt and grinding it out with their shoe and leaving it on the ground? Studies have been done on this by environmental groups as well as tobacco companies. Some of the findings: •Because cigarette
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Sep 11, 2013 10:34
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[France] Paris Wants Smokers to Kick a Bad Habit: Tossing Butts in the Street

Now the city is quietly trying something new in hopes of easing the problem, attaching little ribbed resin disks to public waste bins where smokers can put out their cigarettes.
New York Times
added Jul 20, 2012 03:11
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[Hawaii] Dr. Beach to give extra credit to no-smoking beaches

"Dr. Beach" is starting his list of best beaches over from scratch in 2016. And he'll be giving extra credit to beaches that ban smoking. Professor Stephen Leatherman... "The No. 1 form of litter on beaches is cigarette butts, and it is disgusting," Leat
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 5, 2015 18:17
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[North Carolina] Carolina Beach leaders differ on smoking ban

The two big arguments for a smoking ban are trash on the beach and second-hand smoke.
WECT 6 WILMINGTON (NC)
added Jul 31, 2012 07:57
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[UK] City centre tree is being 'killed by secondary smoking'

“This tree is in considerably poorer condition than the others in the street, so we believe the cigarette butts could be to blame. It’s a sobering sight to see a tree near to death because of smoking. “We hope this makes people think not only about thei
Manchester Evening News (uk)
added Oct 26, 2013 12:48
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