Nicolites Responds to the Parisian Government Installing Public Ashtrays.

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10,000 ashtrays have been installed along Parisian streets in a fight to beat litter produced by smoking.

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Traditional cigarettes produce a huge amount of waste. This includes not only discarded butts but wrappers, paper and cartons left by smokers.

The Parisian Government has decided to install over 10,000 ashtrays throughout the City in a bid to stop the amount of litter produced by smokers.

Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoe has announced the move in a bid to tackle the huge increase in litter produced by smokers lighting up on the street due to the smoking ban enforced in bars, restaurants and clubs five years.

As well as providing 10,000 additional ashtrays the Mayor also promises to give fines to those seen dumping butts on the street with tickets costing up to £42. He commented, ‘At the entrance to metros, at the entrances to cafes and restaurants, the situation isn’t acceptable…the sidewalks are carpeted with cigarette butts.’

Anti smoking campaigns state that just one cigarette butt takes up to 12 years to decompose.
A spokesperson from the UK’s most popular retailer of Electronic Cigarettes, Nicolites, commented on the news, ‘Traditional cigarettes produce a huge amount of waste. This includes not only discarded butts but wrappers, paper and cartons left by smokers. We are not surprised such a renowned smoking Capital like Paris has decided to take charge and battle the litter produced by smokers. Making the switch to electronic cigarettes could help reduce litter produced from smoking. They are reusable alongside containing only initial packaging and papers – overall producing a lot less litter than the traditional type.’

Nicolites are closely watching the developments in Paris and analysing their move to become a smoke free Capital.

Nicolites is now the leading and most widely available brand of electric cigarette in the UK; they have formed business partnerships with many of the largest retailers to bring these wonderful innovations right on to the doorstep of every person in the country. Established in late 2007, Nicolites has grown into a multi-million pound company with international distribution networks and continues to grow at a phenomenal rate.

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