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[California] Roadshow: Drop the cigarette butts back in the litterer's lap

Q As a former firefighter, I did my best to do the following if I saw someone flipping a lit cigarette out their window, especially when I was in uniform. When I would be at a stoplight and see this, I would quickly get out of my car, pick up the burnin
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Jul 3, 2014 17:50

On Earth Day, Beware of Tobacco Giant’s Green Claims / Despite eco-friendly claims, American Spirit cigarettes harm people, environment

they’re also a major cause of air, land and water pollution. But you wouldn’t know it looking at Santa Fe’s magazine ads, which tout the company’s cigarettes as “natural,” “organic,” “100% additive-free” and even “eco-friendly.”...from Elle to Rolling Sto
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Apr 22, 2014 13:14

[California] Stone's Calif. bill would ban filtered cigarettes

Mark Stone wants to kick cigarette butts out of California, so he introduced a bill Tuesday that would ban selling filtered cigarettes.
The KSBW Channel
added Jan 17, 2014 05:51

[Maryland] A new ban on cigarettes could soon be in effect

Delegate Jon Cardin plans to introduce a bill that would prohibit the sale of non-biodegradable cigarette butts in Maryland. In the bill, businesses caught selling them would face a fine of up to $200. Cardin wants to introduce the bill because non-bi
WMAR ABC2 (Baltimore, MD)
added Dec 20, 2013 18:16

[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
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