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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] 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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[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] 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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[Canada] Elgin St. Thomas Public Health campaign kicks sand on smoking at the beach

About 40 Central Elgin Collegiate Institute students scoured Port Stanley's Main Beach Tuesday afternoon for cigarette butts to kick off Elgin St. Thomas Public Health's Butt Free Beach initiative. The anti-smoking event, a partnership with the Municipal
St. Thomas (Ont) Times-Journal (ca)
added Jun 1, 2016 20:06
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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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[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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The Real Reason Behind Public Smoking Bans

Public health officials have long argued the bans are meant to eliminate dangers from secondhand, or "sidestream smoke," reduce the environmental impact of cigarette butts and to keep young, impressionable children from picking up on bad habits. Makes se
PBS
added Jul 9, 2013 22:30
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