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One cigarette company biologically engineered tobacco plants to have twice the normal level of nicotine.

Source: "A Report of the Surgeon General." U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health. Other Effects. 2004: 616. Report.
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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.
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Acetaldehyde is in tobacco smoke. Acetaldehyde is a hazardous air pollutant.

Source: "Smoking and Tobacco Control." U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute. Risks Associated with Smoking Cigarettes with Low Machine-Measured Yields of Tar and Nicotine. 19 Nov. 2001: 179.
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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.
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600 MILLION TREES are chopped down every year for Big Tobacco.

Source: "Tobacco and the environment." Action on Smoking and Health. Sept. 2015. Web.
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4.5 trillion cigarette butts are littered worldwide each year. Yuck!

Source: Slaughter, E., R. M. Gersberg, K. Watanabe, J. Rudolph, C. Stransky, and T. E. Novotny. "Toxicity of Cigarette Butts, and Their Chemical Components, to Marine and Freshwater Fish." Tobacco Control 20.Supplement 1 (2011): I25-29.
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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.
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One tree is killed for just 15 packs of Cigarettes.

Source: "Cigarette Butts Are Toxic Waste." California Department of Public Health. 2015. Web.
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An estimated 1.69 BILLION pounds of butts wind up as toxic trash each year.

Source: "Cigarette Butts Are Toxic Waste." California Department of Public Health. 2015. Web.
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Second-hand smoke is more harmful for the environment than driving some cars. The air pollution from cigarettes is 10 times more than diesel cars.

Source: Invernizzi, G. "Particulate Matter from Tobacco versus Diesel Car Exhaust: An Educational Perspective." Tobacco Control 13.3 (2004): 219-21.
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One cigarette butt soaked in a liter of water killed half of the fish exposed in a study in a laboratory setting.

Source: Slaughter, Elli, et al."Toxicity of cigarette butts, and their chemical components, to marine and freshwater fish." Tobacco Control. 2011. Web.
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Toxins seep out of cigarette butts, which contaminate water.

Source: Barnes, Richard L. “Regulating the Disposal of Cigarette Butts as Toxic Hazardous Waste.” Tobacco Control 20.Suppl_1 (2011): i45–i48. PMC. Web. 22 Mar. 2017.
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