Essay on The Effects Of Traditional Cigarettes On The Environment

1184 Words Feb 1st, 2016 null Page
E-cigarettes, invented in 2003 by Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik, are battery-operated devices that emit doses of vaporized nicotine or non-nicotine vaporized solutions without tobacco. The primary purpose of e-cigarettes is to replace traditional cigarettes, which have already existed in the world for more than two hundred years. People have known that traditional cigarettes contain harmful compounds which threaten health, but people easily ignore the harm which tobacco causes in the environment. The process of producing e-cigarettes is completely different from the process of producing traditional cigarettes, and one of the most obvious advantages is the lack of planting tobacco, which occupies an important part of the harmfulness of the production of the traditional cigarettes. Throughout the years, traditional cigarettes have already devoted harmful effects to the environment, such as global warming, decreasing the amount of soil, poisoning underground water, and releasing noxious chemical compounds into the air. I will be talking about environmental pollution, which traditional cigarettes cause on various perspectives: tobacco planting, security risks of the waste of cigarette butts, depletion of nature, human labor and money to produce cigarettes, and how e-cigarettes, depending on their refillable and long-term property, have more obvious advantages than traditional cigarettes for the environment to be a good alternative for traditional cigarettes. Tobacco planting is…

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