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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
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[Canada] Excessive tax to blame for contraband

On behalf of the Ontario Convenience Stores Association just short of 20,000 cigarette butts were picked up and subjected to analysis. The results were surprising. Just over a quarter of the butts picked up in Toronto and surrounding area were contraband
North Bay (Ont) Nugget (ca)
added Dec 8, 2016 02:44
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[Alabama] The Grinch strikes back! Dr Seuss-themed Christmas float goes up in flames after driver 'flicks cigarette out of car'

The float, a mobile version of Whoville, where Dr Seuss' characters live, was headed for a parade in Hunstville, Alabama Thursday when it burnt to the ground. It belonged to a Facebook community group that helps reunite lost pets with their owners in Mad
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 3, 2016 00:39
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[Canada] Illegal smokes on the rise

More than one-quarter of all the butts tossed to the curb are contraband and the numbers are rising. Almost 35% of Barrie smokers are lighting up contraband cigarettes, compared to approximately 20% in 2015. Between Sept. 1 and 19, WrightOn Marketing co
Barrie (Ont) Examiner (ca)
added Dec 2, 2016 05:25
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[Canada] Study finds almost half of discarded cigarettes butts at UBC are contraband

British Columbia remains a significant market for untaxed contraband cigarettes, according to a study by the Western Convenience Stores Association. The majority, which are being manufactured on First Nations reserves in Eastern Canada, are finding their
Vancouver (BC) Sun (ca)
added Nov 19, 2016 18:28
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - North] North Korean Military Attempts to Foil The West

“The central authorities are collecting tinfoil to support the military,” a source in North Hamgyong province told RFA. “While tinfoil is used inside a pack of filter cigarettes, it now has a military purpose.”
Radio Free Asia (RFA)
added Nov 17, 2016 02:16
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[Europe] Focus on the filter

PMI uses recessed-filter technology also in its new-generation products. In November 2015, it launched Parliament HeatSticks for its iQOS... BAT, too, has expanded use of its Flow Filter technology... Flavor capsule technology has been one of tobacco’s m
Tobacco Reporter
added Oct 31, 2016 01:17
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Why Smoking Bans Could Help The Environment

Local and global environments are affected by cigarette smoke. One study found that just three cigarettes produce 10 times more air pollution than a diesel engine. In fact, worldwide, cigarette smokers are responsible for as much as 2.8 million tons of c
The Global Dispatch
added Oct 26, 2016 14:03
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[China] Chinese City Snuffs Out Cigarette-Butt Campaign

cleanliness has proved too popular. Local government officials endeavored to rid the city of errant cigarette butts by offering to exchange them for tissues—a pack of 200 of them for every 50 butts. It was part of a broader Communist Party push for bette
Wall Street Journal Blogs
added Oct 26, 2016 13:28
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Why Smoking Bans Could Help The Environment

From their creation to their use, tobacco cigarettes impact the environment negatively, killing forests as quickly as they kill people. Abundant research has pinpointed the most disastrous effects of cigarettes so smokers and non-smokers alike can unders
The Global Dispatch
added Oct 25, 2016 19:15
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