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4.5 trillion cigarette butts are littered worldwide each year. Yuck!
Source: Novotny TE, Zhao F. “Consumption and production waste: another externality of tobacco use.” Tobacco Control. 1999: 75-80.
Most cigarette filters are made of plastic, not cotton (like your shirt)
Source: Fundamental Research Centre,Luke, JA. Degradability of Filter Materials and Plastics Packaging. 1991 September 20. British American Tobacco.
Secondhand smoke causes more than 41,000 deaths among nonsmoking adults every single year.
Source: “Get the Facts.” Smoke-Free ATL - Everyone in ATL Has the Right to Breathe Smoke-Free Air. 2018.
Every year, 27 million pounds of pesticides are used to grow tobacco.
Source: "Fact Sheet: Environmental Impact of Tobacco." Multnomah County Health Department. March 2013. Web.
Cigarettes aren’t biodegradable — which means they don’t fully break down over time.
Source: "The Environment vs Cigarettes." Quit Smoking Community. 27 Nov. 2013.
1,685,068 pounds of toxic chemicals were released by tobacco product manufacturing facilities in the US in 2012. There goes the neighborhood!
Source: "TRI 312229: Other Tobacco Product Manufacturing Facilities (NAICS 312229)." A Center for Effective Government. Washington, DC. 2011. Web.