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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

[Canada] David Suzuki: Let’s get serious about cigarette litter—no ifs, ands or butts

In Vancouver and other cities, some people have been pushing for a deposit-and-return system similar to those for bottles and cans. Besides reducing litter and environmental damage, methods that also increase the price of cigarettes have proven to be ef
Georgia Straight (ca)
added Aug 7, 2013 12:25

Help Us Stop Toxic Litter

Cigarette butts leach toxic chemicals and carcinogens that pollute the environment. They’re poisonous to wildlife and can contaminate water sources. And they’re the number one littered item on US roadways and the number one item found on beaches and in wa
American Legacy Foundation
added Apr 11, 2013 13:01

[France, UK] Paris installs 10,000 ashtrays in the streets in battle against cigarette butts

* Move follows 'explosion' of discarded cigarette litter across city * Thousands of public ashtrays will be installed on litter bins
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 2, 2012 12:42

[California] Video: Flicked cigarette ignites cop brawl

Donald Costilow Jr. was done with his cigarette. So, he says, he flicked the lit butt toward a trash can -- and missed. The discarded cigarette also appeared to sail in the direction of a passing Huntington Beach police cruiser - igniting a violent alter
Orange County (CA) Register
added Jul 24, 2012 18:48

[Costa Rica] Tobacco Control Law Pushed Forward

This week, the Ministry of Health reduced to three months the 12-month deadline covering prohibiting the sale of packs of cigarettes of less than 20.
Inside Costa Rica (cr)
added Jul 2, 2012 10:11

[Canada] Contraband tobacco 'out of control' in Ontario, convenience store lobby says

For a study commissioned by convenience store owners, researchers combed through more than 18,000 cigarette butts across Ontario to determine how many are contraband. For a study commissioned by convenience store owners, researchers combed through more t
CBC News (ca)
added Nov 17, 2017 20:57
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