How do cigarettes hurt the environment?

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    Cigarettes are harmful to the environment in direct and indirect ways. The littering of cigarette butts is extremely common, and though they may seem biodegradable, they are not. The acetate filters do not break down readily, and cigarette butts are found in beaches, rivers, forests, and in the stomachs of many wild species. Cigarettes are made from over 4000 chemicals which, when littered, leak out into the neighboring environment or into animal digestive systems. A small Italian study suggest that the smoke from cigarettes contains 10 times more pollutants than car diesel fumes.

    Indirectly, the raising of tobacco uses pesticides which can include DDT and Aldrin, banned in many places for it’s harmful effects to wildlife; the manufacturing of cigarettes consumes an enormous amount of energy to run, and uses 11.4 million tons of wood a year for the paper required in the wrapping.

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    Cigarettes are harmful to the environment in direct and indirect ways. The littering of cigarette butts is extremely common, and though they may seem biodegradable, they are not. The acetate filters do not break down readily, and cigarette butts are found in beaches, rivers, forests, and in the stomachs of many wild species. Cigarettes are made from over 4000 chemicals which, when littered, leak out into the neighboring environment or into animal digestive systems. A small Italian study suggest that the smoke from cigarettes contains 10 times more pollutants than car diesel fumes.

    Indirectly, the raising of tobacco uses pesticides which can include DDT and Aldrin, banned in many places for it’s harmful effects to wildlife; the manufacturing of cigarettes consumes an enormous amount of energy to run, and uses 11.4 million tons of wood a year for the paper required in the wrapping.

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