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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

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

[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

[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

[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

[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Mystery of the deflated Rubber Duck: were cigarette butts to blame?

Now Chinese mainland tourists are blamed for the demise of Rubber Duck: rumours circulate that cigarette butts turned art installation into an omlette ... “There have been rumours that Hong Kong’s big yellow duck was ‘burned to death’ by tourists from S
South China Morning Post
added May 16, 2013 03:31

[UK-Scotland] Smoking litter found on Scotland's beaches up 100%, says survey

The Marine Conservation Society said there was a 100% rise in cigarette stubs found on coastlines between 2011 and 2012, with general smoking litter, including lighters and packets, increasing by 90%. In its annual Beachwatch Big Weekend Report publishe
STV (uk)
added May 14, 2013 19:12

[Vermont] MOHN: A plan in cigarette ettiquette

However, just because other universities are joining the anti-smoking movement does not mean that UVM should do so blindly. ... UVM’s smoking problem comes down to basic manners. Smokers must be considerate while walking to class, respect the 25-foot d
Vermont Cynic (University of Vermont)
added Mar 22, 2013 13:17

[Hawaii] Honolulu City Council passes bill to ban smoking at Waikiki Beach

The Honolulu City Council voted Wednesday to ban smoking at some beaches on Oahu, including Waikiki and Sandy Beach in Hawaii Kai. The ban, known as Bill 72, was proposed by City Councilman Stanley Chang late last year.
Pacific Business News - Honolulu
added Mar 21, 2013 13:55

[Michigan] Dispute over flicked cigarette butt sparks felony charge against Bay City man

Wiechec said he saw Reinshuttle, 27, flick a cigarette butt into the street, prompting Wiechec to tell him the roadway wasn’t a good place for butts. According to Wiechec, Reinshuttle responded that the butt wasn’t his. Wiechec asked him why he flicked i
Bay City (MI) Times
added Mar 10, 2013 13:22
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