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Earth Day 2015: Smoking Does More Than Harm Your Health

Earth Day 2015: Cigarettes Harm More Than Just Your Health The Effects of Smoking on the Environment Everyone always talks about the health effects of smoking and what it might lead to, but not very many people mention the impact smoking makes on the environment around us. Littering the World Cigarette butts are the #1 littered item in the world Only an estimated 10% of cigarettes get disposed of properly 141 Million pounds of cigarette butts were littered in the US in 2005 alone Cigarettes account for 32% of the litter found in storm drains 95% 32% 95% of cigarette butts are composed of cellulose acetate, a form of non- biodegradable plastic Polluting the Air Cigarette smoke produces 10 times more pollution than a diesel exhaust 10x car Cigarettes Diesel Exhaust Car Manufacturing cigarettes uses 600 million trees per year Not to mention there are 50 known carcinogens in cigarette smoke that get released into the environment, along with 4,000 other chemicals The True Cost of littering Of the $11.5 billion spent on clean up businesses pay 80%, or $9.1 billion $1.5 Billion Litter clean up costs the US more than $11.5 billion per year 80% If just one person makes the switch to e- cigarettes they will prevent, on average, 5,746 cigarette butts from being littered and 21 trees from being turned to cigarette paper per year. Presented By: Aspen Valley Sources "Litter in America' 2009 KAB Research iQ Research & Consulting, Keep America Beautiful Pocket Ashtray Study, January 2008. htm "How Smoking Affects 0Our Environment', March 2014. powered by Piktochart make information beautiful 11 11

Earth Day 2015: Smoking Does More Than Harm Your Health

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With cigarette butts being the most littered item in the entire world, we took it upon ourselves to outline the negative effects that smoking has on the environment.


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