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[Illinois] John Roska: Law clarifies that cigarette butts are litter

Q: Is there a new law that makes discarding cigarette butts illegal? Hasn't that always been littering? A: The new law really just revises an old law. It adds the word "cigarettes" to the definition of litter to make it clear that discarding cigarette b
Champaign (IL) News-Gazette
added Sep 8, 2013 12:45


I sometimes wonder if it’s lack of education that causes many smokers to litter their butts without giving it a second thought. It’s astounding how many people who would likely not otherwise drop garbage on the ground see nothing wrong with flicking butt
Planet S (Saskatoon, SK) (ca)
added Aug 22, 2013 13:50

CAPLAN: Viewpoint: Antismoking Advocates Have Misused Science

Evidence that smoking in public places endangers the health of others is weak, even while the argument against smoking is strong
TIME Magazine
added Jul 23, 2013 19:29

Canada struggles to shed last vestige of the notorious litterbug: cigarette butts

The stubby end of a smoke has become Canada’s number one litter problem, with 416,955 picked up in the 2012 Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup alone. AP Photo/Ahn Young-joonAn activist dressed as a cigarette marks World No Tobacco Day in Seoul, South Kore
National Post (ca)
added Jun 18, 2013 13:29

[New York] Creepy or Cool? Portraits Derived From the DNA in Hair and Gum Found in Public Places

At 12:15 pm on January 6, 2013, Dewey-Hagborg collected a cigarette butt (above, right) on Myrtle Avenue (above, left) in Brooklyn, NY. Testing the sample’s DNA revealed the smoker to be a male of Eastern European descent with brown eyes. Photos courtesy
Smithsonian Magazine
added May 6, 2013 01:55

Tobacco Company, Terracycle Team Up to Recycle Cigarette Butts

TerraCycle Inc., a company devoted to creating recycling systems for hard-to-recycle waste, has teamed up with Sante Fe Natural Tobacco Co. to create an alternative to leaving cigarette butts on roadways or putting them into landfills. The tobacco compan
added Nov 16, 2012 18:30

[Florida] No butts about it: Students collect more than 10,000 cigarette butts on campus

In an effort to bring awareness to the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) community about the dangers of tobacco use and secondhand smoke, 25 volunteers recently cleaned up cigarette butts. Less than an hour after they started, the volunteers had collecte
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Aug 4, 2012 12:04

[Canada] PETERS: Why do smokers get to litter?

Cigarette butts do not magically disappear. There is no Marlboro fairy flying around eating discarded cigarettes... As a non-smoker, I don't get to litter without eliciting some form of social stigma, if not a punishment from the local authorities. T
CFJC Today (ca)
added Jul 8, 2017 00:14

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

5 ways cigarette litter impacts the environment

Cigarettes make up more than one-third—nearly 38 percent—of all collected litter. Disposing of cigarettes on the ground or out of a car is so common that 75 percent of smokers report doing it. All these cigarette butts cost big bucks to clean up. Cities
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Apr 21, 2017 18:25
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