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[UK] Stub it out for the sake of your pets urge Swindon vets

But the team at Eastcott Vets hope they can provide another push for those who need a little more inspiration. Veterinary nurse and Eastcott Vets director Rachel Gowshall said: “All the research has shown that exposure to tobacco smoke in the home is ha
This is Wiltshire (uk)
added Oct 23, 2017 23:13
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[UK-Scotland] Passive smoking: How tobacco use could be harming your pet

Researchers at Glasgow University have spent three years looking into the affects of cigarette smoke on dogs and say the results so far are concerning. Early signs in the pilot study suggest not only could dogs living with smokers die younger but dogs l
STV (uk)
added Oct 21, 2017 22:39
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[Netherlands] Dutch start-up to teach crows to throw away cigarette butts

Crowded Cities has devised a trash receptacle that trains crows to throw away cigarette butts for a reward. The receptacle is called the Crowbar. A crow places a cigarette butt into a bin, which then senses the butt and dispenses a peanut. Cigarette b
azfamily.com (Newschannel 3)
added Oct 19, 2017 18:58
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[Texas] ROSE: Smokers need to be more considerate on campus

Smoking also affects more than just the people of our community. Our beloved campus squirrels can ingest improperly disposed cigarette butts, which can kill them. Who wants to be responsible for the death of our adorable fluffy friends? Who wants to pote
The Daily Texan (Univ. of Texas at Austin)
added Oct 18, 2017 14:19
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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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Smoking during pregnancy linked to cerebral palsy, animal studies show

Scientists investigating the underlying mechanism causing cell death and damage have confirmed links between maternal smoking and cerebral palsy, the most common physical disability in childhood.
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Oct 9, 2017 15:18
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[Mexico] An experimental demonstration that house finches add cigarette butts in response to ectoparasites

the reason for this behaviour is unknown. One possibility is that birds extract the cellulose fibres from discarded butts simply because they resemble feathers. Alternatively, disassembled cigarette butts may be brought to the nests because they repel ect
Journal of Avian Biology
added Oct 2, 2017 13:35
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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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FDA halts monkey research denounced by Jane Goodall as ‘shameful’

has suspended experiments on the effects of nicotine in squirrel monkeys, research aimed at better understanding one of the most pernicious of addictions. Two weeks ago, British primatologist Jane Goodall wrote to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, urging
Washington Post
added Sep 28, 2017 17:48
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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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