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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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[New Jersey] SGA works to move ashtrays further from buildings

Non-smokers, are urging others to smoke further away from school buildings. Last week, during a Student Government Association meeting, Michelle Pan, chair of the student life committee, talked about the initiative to relocate ashtrays.
The Setonian (Seton Hall University)
added Sep 30, 2017 21:32
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Some birds use discarded cigarettes to fumigate their nests

Based upon these findings, Dr Suárez-Rodríguez and Dr Macías Garcia argue that their finches are indeed collecting cigarette butts deliberately, to keep ticks at bay and improve the survival of their young.
The Economist
added Sep 30, 2017 01:50
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[New York] Student push for smoking ban at Genesee County parks

Students from Genesee County’s Reality Check program have noticed a big problem of littered cigarettes scattered all across county parks. So they’ve decided to do something about it. This Saturday, September 30, with plastic bags in hand, the students
The Batavian (Batavia County, NY)
added Sep 28, 2017 01:40
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[Iowa] Garner residents prevent smoking ban proposal

Those in attendance, however, strongly opposed any sort of ban. One noted that he should be allowed to smoke in parks, and would move away from children and other people bothered by his smoke. Another mentioned that cigarette litter is always going to be
Mason City (IA) Globe-Gazette
added Sep 27, 2017 16:31
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[Asia, India] Cigarette butts can be used to eliminate malaria-causing mosquitoes

latest issue of the journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research. Besides nicotine -- a known poison -- CBs contain a mixture of toxic substances including heavy metals, Kadarkarai Murugan, lead author and Vice Chancellor of Thiruvalluvar Univer
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Sep 27, 2017 07:26
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[UK] Thousands of smokers hit by litter squad in Liverpool

Kingdom litter teams have been directly targeting smokers in Liverpool - with cigarette butt penalties making up over 90% of all tickets handed out. The squads, which have proved controversial in recent months amid claims they have been over-zealous in
Liverpool Daily Post & Echo (uk)
added Sep 22, 2017 12:19
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[Asia, India] LMRC to frisk passengers for tobacco products from next week

With instances of people littering and spitting inside Metro stations showing no signs of abating, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) has decided to frisk all passengers, both men and women, at the entry points of stations from next week to prevent the
Times of India
added Sep 18, 2017 23:57
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