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[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

truth® and Girl Scouts are Teaming Up to Provide Youth with the Facts to Take on Environmental Tobacco Pollution

The 'Earth Defender' curriculum teaches Girl Scouts how to become the generation to end smoking, by taking a stand against the most polluted item in the world: cigarettes butts. Through this partnership with Truth Initiative, Girl Scouts is incorporating
PR Newswire
added Aug 8, 2018 16:06

[Canada] Metro mayor proposes return-it deposit on cigarette butts

A Metro Vancouver mayor is pitching a B.C.-wide return-it deposit for cigarette butts — similar to the fees charged for pop cans and beer bottles — as a way to keep the litter from contaminating storm drains and local waterways. North Vancouver Mayor Da (ca)
added Jun 27, 2016 13:57

[New York] The Butt of the Problem: Calls for Change in Battling Cigarette Litter

The prevailing strategy — organizing local clean ups, putting out ash receptacles in public areas and having city governments pay for storing cigarette butts in landfills — is not effective, according to Dr. Clifton Curtis, president and CEO of the Cigar
added Apr 4, 2016 23:37

Italy cracks down on smokers as tough law takes effect

The laws require cigarette packs to carry stark pictures of people who suffered from the effects of smoking, including one of a woman coughing up blood and another of a man who died of a heart attack being zipped up in a body bag. Those caught smoking i
added Feb 2, 2016 19:02
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