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[Asia, China] Campaign to clear Chinese city of cigarette butts called off after proving too successful

received more than 4.8 million cigarette butts and gave out nearly 100,000 packets of tissues during the event. He said one resident even took 9,100 butts to the office one day and the participants, most of them elderly people, packed the office...appeare
South China Morning Post
added Oct 23, 2016 14:19
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[California] Health Highlights: April 25, 2016: San Francisco Bans Smoking in Parks to Protect Animals

Citing a health threat to animals, smoking has been banned in 65 parks by the East Bay Regional Park District in the San Francisco area. The move is meant to help keep the air clean and keep beaches, bays and wild lands free of cigarette butts that can
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Apr 25, 2016 21:31
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[New York] CRIME BLOTTER: Man Punches Smoker For Throwing Cigarette Pack in Trash

The smoker was puffing on a cigarette outside High Dive bar on Fifth Avenue and Carroll St. at 10:35 p.m. on Jan. 24 when the 44-year-old man approached the smoker "aggressively" about discarding his empty pack in a nearby trash can, according to the rep
DNAinfo
added Feb 7, 2016 20:57
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[Europe] Smokers in Italy are now facing fines of up to 500 euros ($600) if they light up in a car with a child or pregnant woman _ or if they toss a cigarette butt on the street _ thanks to new health and environmental laws that are going into effect

They also specifically target pediatric hospitals and other medical facilities catering to pregnant women and newborns in a bid to cut the estimated 70,000-83,000 deaths a year ...The measures are contained in a new law conforming to EU regulations aimed
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 2, 2016 18:50
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[Asia] '100-bn cigarette butts discarded in India yearly'

IMA Cancer and Tobacco Control Committee Dr Dilip Acharya, said: “Cigarette butts consist of un-smoked remnant tobacco, filter and paper wrap. It also contains carcinogens, nicotine and toxins and toxic metals such as cadmium, arsenic and lead in a highly
Free Press Journal (in)
added Nov 29, 2015 15:44
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[Korea - South, UK] Korean scientists turn cigarette butts into efficient energy storage

They transformed the cellulose acetate fibres in cigarette filters into a carbon-based energy storage material using a simple, one-step burning technique called pyrolysis. The carbon-based material was tested to see how well it could adsorb electrolyte
IBTimes (uk)
added May 16, 2015 10:30
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VIDEO: Baby Chokes On Cigarette Butt While Mom Drinks At Florida Bar

Kendra Jane Hampton, 39, is accused of felony child neglect after leaving her kids home without direct supervision to go to a bar. Her 1-year-old daughter choked on a cigarette while she was gone.
Huffington Post (blog)
added Apr 2, 2015 03:03
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[UK] Heresy of the week: Tolerance for smokers should start with an apology to non-smokers

the desire to push our tormentors even further away from us isn’t just about defending ourselves, but getting our own back too. Like fresh air, revenge is sweet. I’m not defending this attitude for a moment, but it does explain why the smokers’ lobby kee
ConservativeHome (blog) (uk)
added Oct 24, 2014 15:22
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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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[California] Glendale tries humor to cut litter

Smoking is banned on city trails and parks, but traditional outreach hasn't prevented cigarette butts from piling up and there aren't enough code enforcement officials to patrol every trail. Tired of having stodgy signs ignored, city officials have decid
Glendale (CA) News-Press
added Jul 9, 2013 12:58
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