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cigarette

Tobacco A cylinder of cut blonde or black tobacco ensheathed in a tube of usually white paper, often with a filter to ↓ inhaled tars, which is lighted and inhaled at the lips to achieve a pleasurable level of nicotine. See Clove cigarette, Fetal tobacco syndrome, Fire-safe cigarette, Low-tar cigarette, Passive smoking, Safe cigarette, Smokeless cigarette, smoking, Tobacco.
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Cigarette butts, matches, empty packets and their wrappers are a big litter problem across the country and to make things worse it takes months, and in some conditions, years for a cigarette butt to degrade.
'#DoYouKnow that a cigarette butt takes 10 years to degrade?
Eskenazi said it was impossible to set a log on fire with a cigarette butt and questioned how cigarette butts could have been found on the site.
>Dh1,000 for throwing a cigarette butt from a vehicle
Among them, 90 percent consisted of discarded cigarette butts, with fines ranging between NT$1,200 and NT$6,000.
"Cigarette butts are the most littered item in Australia and Western Australia is not immune to this problem - as highlighted in this year's National Litter Index.
The meeting was told that, of the total number of tickets issued, 12,754 were handed out to people dropping cigarette butts in the street - representing just under 93% of all tickets issued.
"About 6 trillion cigarettes are produced every year, leading to 1.2 million tons of cigarette butt waste," he said.
With used cigarette butts becoming a significant source of litter, researchers have found a way to convert the trash to a high-performing material that could be added to products such as wind turbines to improve energy storage capacity.
The researchers note that "smokers may not consider that a cigarette butt is little, but these waste products seem to be ubi1uitous.
"[...] We ask that you consider under the Waste Diversion Act, 2002, or any other related legislation, the introduction of steward fees for cigarette producers/manufacturers/first importers to cover the cost of cigarette butt management, including public education, signage, cleanup and disposal," wrote Harnum.