Tobacco: Old cigarette butts still pose threat to children

03 Feb 2020 - Alcohol & Tobacco

Scientists have discovered a new form of cigarette danger and it comes from long-time dead butts. In what they have labelled “after smoke”, researchers for the first time have found that there is a shock level of airborne nicotine emissions coming from butts, lying in bins and ashtrays – even if they have been there for a week – putting kids at risk in the car and at home. 

Courier Mail Brisbane, 03/02/2020, Page 3; Northern Territory News Darwin, 03/02/020, Page 2