Cigarettes Effects On The Environment

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Cigarettes & the Environment

As we all know cigarettes are a great danger to our health, what many people probably didn’t know is that it has a great effect on the environment also. Cigarettes are the number one item that turns up in waste and littered trash. They keep it pushed under the rug with the bad effects it causes on the environment due to the large gross of money the companies receive from people purchasing them. In this essay I will try and persuade my readers to put a stop to cigarette smoke and the buds, and take me up on my solution to fix the problem to mainly help the environment and someone else’s health.

Cigarette smoke contains up to 4,000 chemicals. In 2004, according to a small Italian study lead by Giovanni
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It won’t cause harm to us or the environment and save people a whole lot of money. A person spends on average about thirty five thousand a month alone on cigarette packs. In my opinion I feel like it’s not worth that much of my money and my life, that’s a losing situation either way it goes. Protect your health, other people’s health, and the environment by stopping this hazards product from touching the shelves. There’s always another route people can go, and that’s not littering the filters. If people could actually take two seconds out of smoking to throw the filters in the cans provided for them we won’t have such a big issue. While the filter gets flicked in the grass that filter that doesn’t decompose lets out chemicals into the grass infecting it with bacteria. That butt you flicked in the lake can also get mistaken by a fish as a smaller animal and the fish can choke and die on it, or the chemicals itself from the butt can kill the fish. According to San Francisco Alone spent 68 million on litter pick up and cigarette filters where the most common found item of them all. Out of all the water bottles, plastic bags, paper trash, spoons, and forks, cigarette butts beat out all of those items. Another great thing about the electric cigarette is we can save our cities a lot of money from the trash pickups to getting rid of the filters that has to be specially broken down due to the chemicals in

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