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Every day, cows release methane gas into the air. From you know where. But methane is also found somewhere else. Yesiree, in cigarette smoke.

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. Report.
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Secondhand smoke contains 7,000 chemicals, many of which are toxic and can cause cancer.

Source: Guide to the 50th Anniversary Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, July 2015.
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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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Chemicals that seep out of cigarette butts can be acutely toxic to fish and micro-organisms.

Source: Micevska, T., et al. "Variation in, and Causes of, Toxicity of Cigarette Butts to a Cladoceran and Microtox." Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 50(2). Feb. 2006: 205-12. Web.
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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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One tree is killed for just 15 packs of Cigarettes.

Source: "Billions of trees. Millions of cigarette butts. One dangerous product." California Department of Public Health. 2015. Web.
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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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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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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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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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Cigarettes are the most Littered Item On Earth.

Source: "Top 10 Items Found." Ocean Conservancy. Web.
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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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