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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
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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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[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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