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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Smoke-free policies are more likely to protect white-collar employees than those working blue-collar jobs.
Source: “Get the Facts.” Smoke-Free ATL - Everyone in ATL Has the Right to Breathe Smoke-Free Air. 2018.
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.