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Spain rules tobacco companies must pay for cigarette butt clean up
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This Indian factory turns cigarette butts into soft toys
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Denmark proposes ban on selling cigarettes to people born after 2010
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A study in France found that smoking could be a "protective factor" against coronavirus infection, but global health authorities still state that smokers are likely to be more vulnerable to COVID-19.
Ireland bans menthol cigarettes and rolling tobacco starting May 20
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