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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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[UK] Half of smokers throw cigarette ends down the drain despite pollution fears

A study for environment charity Keep Britain Tidy found 52% of daily smokers polled said they did not see a problem with getting rid of their cigarette butts in this way. Meanwhile, only 53% of those surveyed said they realised ends would finish up in t
Press Association (uk)
added Aug 29, 2018 07:01
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BRITSCHGI: Buttinskies Demand Ban On Cigarette Filters

Don't blame smokers for cigarette butts on the street. Blame the policies that pushed them to smoke there / The two great nanny-state forces—anti-tobacco activists and nitpicking environmentalists—have joined forces to take on a common foe: cigarette filt
Reason Magazine
added Aug 29, 2018 06:16
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Cigarette butts are biggest sea pollutant

Environmental activists are calling for a ban on cigarette filters after they were revealed to be the most commonly found pollutant in the sea. Several groups have launched campaigns after Ocean Conservancy, an American charity, said that they have been
Times Of London (uk)
added Aug 29, 2018 06:14
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[California] Plastic straw ban? Cigarette butts are the single greatest source of ocean trash

A leading tobacco industry academic, a California lawmaker and a worldwide surfing organization are among those arguing cigarette filters should be banned. The nascent campaign hopes to be bolstered by linking activists focused on human health with those
NBC News
added Aug 28, 2018 06:01
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[North Carolina] Gaston leaders hear teens’ thoughts on tobacco

This summer, a group of local teenagers with Tobacco Free Gaston used photos to showcase the harmful effects of tobacco use. Throughout June, large photos of littered cigarette butts, smoldering cigarettes and a slew of other images were displayed at the
Gaston (NC) Gazette
added Aug 23, 2018 12:06
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