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[Asia, China] No ifs, ands or butts

A cigarette butt disposal bin sits on a wall outside of People's Square Station Sunday. Shanghai Shentong Metro Group, the city's subway operator, has installed the bins at 35 exits of 13 subway stations. The company will add additional bins at stations i
Global Times (cn)
added Jul 14, 2013 23:01

[Canada] LETTER: POVAH: Big tobacco will make a buck no matter cost to society

Bearing in mind, of course, that it has been clearly established that, in some cases, the “legal” tobacco industry has actually, and intentionally, fuelled the contraband market. If there’s a buck to be made, big tobacco will do it, no matter the cost t
Windsor (Ont) Star (ca)
added May 10, 2013 15:50

Cigarettes and the Environment

Cigarettes Are Toxic Waste Cigarette butts are the number one littered item on US beaches and roadways. They leach chemicals that are poisonous to wildlife and can contaminate water sources.
American Legacy Foundation
added Apr 22, 2013 13:33

[New York] Unregulated, Addictive, And Enticing: E-Cigarettes Suck In Smokers But Risks Remain

Dr. Novotny, who has studied the effects of cigarette waste on public health as well as the environment, raises an alarming point in a world that is poised to be saturated with disposable e-cigarettes: “What happens at the end-of-life stage for these pro
Leaksource (blog)
added Feb 16, 2013 22:27

California surfer makes board using 10,000 cigarette butts

"This is the most polluted item picked up on the beach," creator Taylor Lane told the Orange County Register. "And no one thinks twice that you can do anything with it." Lane, 24, from Santa Cruz had the top entry amid an assortment of boards made from
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 24, 2017 13:41

Smokers chased in Beijing as China considers national law

Zealous volunteers and anti-smoking advocates have made some headway against millions of occasionally intransigent smokers and the state-run cigarette monopoly, a large and powerful force in China's government and economy.
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 15, 2016 19:45

In Illinois, tossing a few cigarette butts on the ground could send you to

This amendment to Illinois's Litter Control Act is so stringent that a third-strike offender could become a felon...Curtis says he has put together model legislation that would have tobacco companies take financial responsibility for "the life-cycle of t
Christian Science Monitor
added Apr 20, 2016 19:08

Smokers in Italy hit with new fines to protect the young

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 — after new health and environmental laws went into effect Tuesday.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 15, 2016 00:19

Singapore man fined $15,800 for throwing cigarette butts out his window

Authorities in Singapore announced a fine of more than $15,000 was imposed on a litterbug caught on camera tossing cigarette butts from his high-rise window. The National Environment Agency announced the 38-year-old man was ordered to pay $15,836 after in
added Jan 23, 2015 17:58

[USA] Trillions of Cigarette Filters Destroy Environment and Contaminate Water Sources

Thomas Novotny and Elli Slaughter of San Diego State University are researchers who have suggested measures to combat the problem, such as banning cigarette filters, launching a deposit scheme for used butts and holding manufacturers responsible for clea
IBTimes (uk)
added May 9, 2014 01:02
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