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[UK] Student, 22, is fined £75 by litter police he says 'pounced like vultures' when they saw him spit out cigarette ash he'd swallowed

An accounting student was slapped with a £75 fine by litter police after they saw him spit out cigarette ash he had accidentally swallowed. Nofil Hydri, 22, said the civil enforcement officers pounced like 'vultures' when he coughed up his cigarette out
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 11, 2016 21:47

[Asia, Iran, Mid-east] Metals leaching from discarded cigarettes found along the Persian Gulf

The team found traces of cadmium, iron, arsenic, nickel, copper, zinc and manganese. Iron was the predominant metal across all samples, with up to an average of 166µg/g found across all sites. Dobaradaran also took samples 10 days later to find out wheth
Royal Society of Chemistry (uk)
added Jul 11, 2016 20:57

Metals from cigarette butts may pose potential threat to marine environment

Littered cigarette butts may be an important source of metal contaminants leaching into the marine environment and potentially entering the food chain, suggests research published online in the journal Tobacco Control. Cigarette butts are the most commo
added Jul 8, 2016 01:58

[Asia, Iran, Mid-east] Association of metals (Cd, Fe, As, Ni, Cu, Zn and Mn) with cigarette butts in northern part of the Persian Gulf

filters...may behave like other plastics in transporting metals in the marine environments....the results of this study indicated that considerable metals including Cd, Fe, As, Ni, Cu, Zn and Mn may enter the marine environment each year from cigarette l
Tobacco Control
added Jul 7, 2016 13:43

Proposed California State Parks Smoking Ban Riles Up Vapers

limit littering and prevent wildfires caused by cigarette buts....Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers are also included in the proposed ban. “It’s unjust,” said The Vapor Spot manager Mario Weaks, ‘beecause we’ve already shown that vaping is a safer al
CBS 13 / KOVR (West Sacramento, CA)
added Jun 30, 2016 20:25

Smoking at California state beaches and parks on way to becoming history

A bill that would ban smoking or disposal of tobacco products at a California state owned or operated beach or park was approved today by the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee on a nine to five vote.
LGBT Weekly
added Jun 30, 2016 15:44

[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] Editorial: Properly dispose of cigarette butts

smokers had to “field strip” the cigarettes: undo the paper, scatter the remaining tobacco into the wind and pocket the filters... In the general public, there are no such procedures, but butt receptacles are provided. If only smokers would use them.
Plattsburgh (NY) Press-Republican
added Jun 25, 2016 02:16

[Massachusetts] Smoking On Beaches Stirs Public Debate In Bourne

a debate is brewing over smokers’ rights: whether the Town of Bourne should institute a ban on smoking at public beaches. Anti-smoking advocates point to smells and health risks of second-hand smoke, while defenders argue that anyone offended by the smel
Bourne (MA) Enterprise
added Jun 24, 2016 16:38

A practical proposal for solving the world’s cigarette butt problem: Recycling in fired clay bricks

Our calculations show that, theoretically, only 2.5% of the world’s annual brick production is necessary to completely offset the worldwide, annual cigarette production.
Science Direct
added Jun 20, 2016 14:33
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