By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday, May 14th the Brazilian House Committee for Economic, Trade and Industry Development approved bill PL 3.259/12 banning the disposal of cigarette butts on Brazilian roads and streets. If passed into law those caught tossing cigarette filters, cigarillos, cigars or other smoking products will be fined R$100. Repeat offenders can be fined double that amount.
Additionally, if the the bill becomes law cigarette manufacturers will be responsible for providing posters at points of sale that inform customers of the new law and its penalties. Manufacturers who . . .