Cigarettes Are Terrible For The Environment

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Cigarettes are terrible for their environment. The easiest way to decrease all the negative impacts cigarettes have on the environment and human bodies is to get rid of them altogether. For people to stop smoking them. But it is not as easy as banning all tobacco companies and their products; there is a lot more to it than that. With that said tobacco companies and cigarettes will most likely stay around for awhile and the effects and damage done to the environment will never fully go away. But yet, there are little things that everyone can do that will go a long way. Everyone can help stop cigarette litter, seeing as all the issues stated are from cigarette litter. By educating communities, starting programs, increasing fees of littering, and increasing availability of receptacles for cigarettes, the negative effects will go down. The hardest step of them all is taking action.
A lot of people wonder “why does cigarette litter matter, what does it have to do with me?” When cigarettes are tossed on street corners and sidewalks it decreases foot traffic and
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Especially if the public was educated and knew that they could call a number to report anyone who throws cigarette litter on the ground. The fines should be increased to show how serious cigarette litter is. In May 2009 a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health stated, “It may even be possible to ban the sale of filtered cigarettes altogether on the basis of their adverse environmental impact.” (Lum 1) Cigarettes cause many issues to the environment and by having a fine of $50 is sure not doing much seeing as cigarette litter is stills the #1 most littered item. (“Cigarette Butt waste”) If Individual States raised the fines maybe cigarette litter could be taken more seriously and if more people knew about the laws by being

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