Smoking and Our Environment
By Michael Crookshanks & Sarah Rosenberg
- "Three cigarettes can cause more air pollution than a diesel car's exhaust, according to an Italian study." (WebMD)
- In 2005, an estimated 135 million pounds of cigarette butts were dumped on U.S. soil alone
- In California, cigarette butts are the most common toxic waste
- It is estimated that one tree is killed for every 300 cigarettes produced...that's one tree for every 1 1/2 cartons
The Casino Queen
"Cigarette Butts Are Toxic Waste1." Environmental Impact of Tobacco Smoking. TobaccoFreeCA, n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2015.
Hitti, Miranda. "Smoking Worse Than Exhaust for Air Pollution." WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2015.
"Secondhand Smoke and Gaming Facilities - No-smoke.org." Secondhand Smoke and Gaming Facilities - No-smoke.org. Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2015.