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[UK] Man makes it his mission to clean up 1 million cigarette butts

"As a society, we've become blind to a lot of the litter and plastic that we produce, in particular cigarette butts," he told The Washington Post. "Many people that I've spoken to, smokers and nonsmokers, have no idea that there's plastic in cigarette but
The Week
added Oct 19, 2018 11:44
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] S’pore can learn a bit about smoking etiquette from Japan

Japan still lags behind other developed countries on anti-smoking regulations, but they are polite... Japan Tobacco also tries to encourage smokers to be considerate to non-smokers by launching a ‘Smoking Manners’ campaign some 30 years ago.
Mothership.sg (sg)
added Sep 13, 2018 16:48
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3 things you can do about toxic cigarette litter

1. Host a cigarette butt cleanup. / 2. Support the movement to end tobacco use. / 3. Help people quit... There are many programs that can help people quit tobacco, including BecomeAnEX®, a digital quit-smoking program developed by Truth Initiative® i
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Sep 10, 2018 17:29
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[UK] VIDEO: The plastic smokers leave behind

Jason Alexander founded 'Rubbish Walks' to clean up his local area and beaches in Suffolk. He's targeted cigarette butts, which, surprisingly to some, are mostly made of plastic, and collects thousands in a single outing.
BBC Online
added Sep 6, 2018 20:21
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[Michigan] Snuffing smokers / Alpena council considers banning butts in public parks

There is enough support on the Alpena Municipal Council to make public beaches in the city either smoke- or tobacco-free, but any action taken will likely not be for several weeks. Council voted 5-0 to have City Manager Greg Sundin reach out to other co
Alpena (MI) News
added Sep 5, 2018 16:29
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Tobacco control, a ‘major component’ of environmental protection efforts – UN health official

From deforestation to soil degradation and pollution, tobacco production and its use by consumers, is “tremendously destructive” for the environment, although control measures can help curb its negative environmental effects, including the damaging impac
UN News Service
added Sep 5, 2018 15:13
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Innovations in counterfeiting tax stamps: a study of ultraviolet watermarks in a sample of discarded New York City packs [FREE FULL TEXT]

eiters are using ultraviolet watermarks which makes it difficult to differentiate counterfeit joint New York City/New York State tax stamps from their genuine equivalent when UV irradiation is used as the sole screening tool. Innovations in counterfeiting
Tobacco Control
added Sep 4, 2018 22:35
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[Canada] DANGERFIELD: Cigarette butts are polluting the ocean more than plastic straws — so why not ban these?

On Monday, a report by NBC News named cigarette butts as the single greatest source of ocean pollution — surpassing plastic straws. The filters in cigarettes are made of tiny plastic particles that take decades or more to decompose. And they serve no us
Global News (ca)
added Sep 4, 2018 20:04
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Smoking ban at public beaches in Thailand aims to protect visitors' health

is not only meant to reduce waste but also protect visitors' health, a senior government official said. ... Burutphat confirmed that the smoking ban at the public beaches will certainly deter the littering of wasteful cigarette butts and keep beachgoers f
Xinhua Newswire
added Sep 1, 2018 00:49
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[UK] It's Flicking Blue Murder... Littered cigarette butts are poisoning our oceans.

Today we launch a new national campaign - #BinTheButt - to stamp out cigarette litter, which causes significant damage to marine life. We're calling on smokers across the UK to rethink how they dispose of their cigarettes, as research* reveals that only
Keep Britain Tidy (uk)
added Aug 29, 2018 20:48
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