cigarette butt


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Noun1.cigarette butt - small part of a cigarette that is left after smokingcigarette butt - small part of a cigarette that is left after smoking
stub - the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)
cigaret, cigarette, coffin nail - finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking
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IT'S amazing how many smokers flick their cigarette butt on to the street without considering they are littering just as much as someone who drops an empty crisp packet.
Dropping a cigarette butt or gum is a littering offence which can lead to a [pounds sterling]120 fixed penalty notice or a fine of up to [pounds sterling]2,500 and a criminal conviction if the matter proceeds to court.
The official Rubbish Youths Facebook page said last week that the cigarette butt clean-up campaign is being conducted every weekend by volunteers from Preah Sihanouk Province and Phnom Penh.
A scaffolding firm that has worked on the roof of Notre-Dame said some of its workers had smoked on the site, but ruled out that a cigarette butt might have started the fire that destroyed the cathedral's oak-framed roof last week.
One environmentalist, Gina Fernandes, nearly paid the price with her life because of an irresponsible smoker who threw a cigarette butt into a balcony of her building, causing a fire to erupt.
Once he spots them smoking, he will follow them until they discard the cigarette butt on the street, capture the evidence, and then testify against them.
Felicity Rodgers Why are they only fining people who drop a cigarette butt? Surely their time would be better spent chasing flytippers ...
A CROWN court judge cleared a grandmother who was wrongly fined for allegedly dropping a cigarette butt in a car park.
KINGDOM litter teams have been directly targeting smokers in Liverpool - with cigarette butt penalties making up over 90% of all tickets handed out.
Now a team at RMIT University led by Dr Abbas Mohajerani has demonstrated that bricks with as little as 1 percent cigarette butt content can cut brick production costs and help the environment.