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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
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.