There are about 360 billion cigarettes smoked each year. Have you ever asked yourself where do all of those cig butts go? Have you ever thought that they can still cause ill effects to health and the environment?
Well, if no such questions ever crossed your mind before, it is time to be bothered by them. You ask why? It’s simply because today, cigarette butts are the most littered items. And more than that, the habit that produces them is one of the top causes of dying.
To raise the awareness of the people about the negative impact of smoking and littering of cigarette butts, several celebrities joined hand in hand. In a shareable video, musicians, athletes and actors got together to encourage the public to refrain from discarding cig butts everywhere. They’re encouragement is conveyed in one simple but truthful phrase, “the earth is not an ashtray”.
Among others involved in this eco-friendly project are atheletes, Tony Hawk and Andy Finch, musicians, Ziggy Marley and Michael Franti and actress Austin Highsmith. The cause is initiated by Legacy®, a public health foundation known for its smoking prevention campaign for youths.
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For Earth Day 2011, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, musicians Ziggy Marley and Michael Franti and comedian Andy Dick, amongst other well-known actors, musicians and athletes are raising awareness of the high cost tobacco-related litter takes on our planet. Legacy®, the national public health foundation best known for its truth® youth smoking prevention campaign, is working to call attention to the toxic toll discarded cigarette butts take every day on our already-taxed natural environment.
More than 360 billion cigarettes are smoked in the United States on an annual basis. This massive amount begs the question: where do all those cigarette butts go? According to environmental cleanup reports, butts and filters pollute beaches, parks, roads and waterways worldwide. Nearly two million cigarettes or cigarette filters/butts were picked up internationally from beaches and inland waterways as part of the annual International Coastal Cleanup in 2010. This number includes more than one million from the United States alone — making cigarette butts the No. 1 littered item in the U.S.
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If you properly dispose your cigarette butts, you can help preserve the earth. However, that will not completely save you nor will it protect the others and the environment from all of smoking’s bad effects.
To keep yourself, others and the planet from everything negative that smoking can bring, you need to quit it. But how can you successfully stop puffing? One way to do it is through the use of electric cigarette, a safe and healthy alternative to actual smoking sticks.