Tag - Cigarettes Butts

Cigarette butts leak deadly toxins into the environment

Scientists are therefore calling for these filters to be banned entirely. On the beach or cityscape, cigarette butts can be seen everywhere. An estimated 4.5 trillion filter-only cigarettes are smoked and butted annually. More than half of these butts—65%—are not discarded in a trash can or ashtray. Unused cigarette filters contain 4,000 compounds, many of...

Tobacco: Vaping and smoking drive environmental harm from farm to fingertip

Electronic cigarettes heavily marketed via single-use flavored products are increasingly popular. These products require disposal of large amounts of hazardous waste, including huge quantities of lithium, a resource in demand for electric car batteries and rechargeable electronics for laptops and mobile phones. Even as vaping use grows, an estimated 6 trillion “traditional” cigarettes...