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[Australia] BARNSLEY/WALTERS: Filters: a cigarette engineering hoax that harms both smokers and the environment

We must not mislead Australians about a “safer” cigarette. There isn’t one. But without filters, the number of lethal lung cancers may be reduced, more smokers would quit because of the harsh taste, and fewer young people would start smoking.
The Conversation (au)
added Oct 17, 2017 01:13
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[Asia, China] Feature: The Chinese dream is the dream of the world

It's the hospital's Initiative Against In-Hospital Cigarette Smoking project. Since one of the risk factors leading to heart diseases is smoking, the hospital is seeking to provide not only a cure but also preventive measures...."We are not just telling t
Xinhua Newswire
added Oct 14, 2017 16:01
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[UK] Thailand has banned smoking on its beaches – should Britain do the same?

“Cigarette butts are a major source of pollution, both on land and in our oceans, and more than five trillion cigarette filters are produced every year,” Deborah Arnott, chief executive of public health charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), told Te
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Oct 14, 2017 08:34
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[Asia, Sri Lanka, Thailand] PEIRIS: An environment friendly decision

This decision taken by the government of Thailand is not only good for the environment but ultimately good for people’s health and the economy. It is high time that Sri Lanka government also take such decision to protect people's health as well as the en
Asian Tribune
added Oct 14, 2017 07:22
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[Netherlands] Can crows be trained to collect cigarette butts?

could we employ these brainy birds to help keep our streets clean? That's the idea behind a project from Dutch startup Crowded Cities, which is looking to train crows to scoop up the butts in exchange for treats.
New Atlas
added Oct 13, 2017 01:23
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Thailand bans smoking on 20 popular tourist beaches

Thailand is to ban smoking on some of the country’s most popular tourist beaches, with the prospect of up to a year in prison for those caught lighting up... “Cigarettes have a direct effect on the natural environment,” director general Jatuporn Buruspat
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 12, 2017 16:31
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[UK-Northern Ireland] New bespoke ashtray ballot boxes uses butts to vote

Ballot bins where you vote with a cigarette butt on topical issues could soon be installed in the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council area. The ‘bespoke’ bins will have two areas to put out a cigarette and vote on relevant local issues with a windo
Derry Now (uk)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:35
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Jerry Brown vetoes smoking ban at California beaches and state parks

Cigarette butts are the most common type of litter on California’s beaches, but on Friday Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed two bills that would have banned smoking at all state beaches and state parks in California. “If people can’t even smoke on a deserted beac
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Oct 7, 2017 08:06
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[UK] Kingdom litter police offering discount for cigarette tossers who kick the habit in Bexley

Bexley's controversial litter police are going to offer people who drop cigarette butts help to quit smoking. Residents caught dropping cigarettes will be issued with a fine - but provided they live in Bexley they will be offered a 50 per cent discount i
News Shopper (uk)
added Oct 4, 2017 10:38
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[UK] Bin your butt! Anti-litter group launches campaign as hundreds of cigarettes picked up on streets

A NEW campaign is being launched across Dorset in an effort to encourage smokers to bin their butts. Organised by Litter Free Dorset, the campaign has been targeted at Ferndown and Swanage – hotspot areas for cigarette butt littering in Dorset. A basel
This is Bournemouth: The Bournemouth Daily Echo (uk)
added Oct 2, 2017 13:41
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