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And its effects on the environment
The litter <ul><li>Four and a half trillion cigarettes are littered annually. </li></ul><ul><li>30 percent of cigarettes s...
Deforestation <ul><li>Each year, 200,000 hectares of land are cut on tobacco use alone. A hectare is equal to 32,800 squar...
The effects on animals <ul><li>Cigarettes have been found in the stomachs of whales, birds, fish, and other marine animals...
The Food Web
The many chemicals in a cigarette <ul><li>There are thousands of chemicals and additives in a cigarette. Some of them are:...
So what can we do to help? <ul><li>First, educate the public about the harm on the environment, so they will be self consc...
Thanks for watching!
Credits: <ul><li>http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005/10/cigarette_butts.php </li></ul><ul><li>http ://www.alive.com/7481a...
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Cigarette Butt litter

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How cigarette butts are harming our environment.

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Cigarette Butt litter

  1. 1. And its effects on the environment
  2. 2. The litter <ul><li>Four and a half trillion cigarettes are littered annually. </li></ul><ul><li>30 percent of cigarettes smoked end up as litter. </li></ul><ul><li>The filters are made of cellulose acetate, which can take up to 25 years to break apart. </li></ul><ul><li>These filters will trap the chemicals in the tobacco, which then leeches into the ground, harming the ecosystem. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Deforestation <ul><li>Each year, 200,000 hectares of land are cut on tobacco use alone. A hectare is equal to 32,800 square feet. </li></ul><ul><li>Wood is used to build barns to cure tobacco, and also for fuel, for the smoke to help cure the tobacco. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The effects on animals <ul><li>Cigarettes have been found in the stomachs of whales, birds, fish, and other marine animals. </li></ul><ul><li>These animals will mistake them as food, and get poisoned from the chemicals in the butts. </li></ul><ul><li>The leeched Nicotine from the butts is lethal to the water flea, which is critical to the ecosystem. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Food Web
  6. 6. The many chemicals in a cigarette <ul><li>There are thousands of chemicals and additives in a cigarette. Some of them are: </li></ul><ul><li>Preservatives </li></ul><ul><li>Natural and artificial flavours </li></ul><ul><li>Insecticides </li></ul><ul><li>Some examples are: </li></ul><ul><li>Nicotine (highly poisonous and addictive) </li></ul><ul><li>Hydrogen Cyanide (the gas used in execution chambers) </li></ul><ul><li>Arsenic (rat poison) </li></ul><ul><li>Formaldehyde (used to preserve corpses) </li></ul><ul><li>Ammonia (drain cleaner) </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon Monoxide (car exhaust) </li></ul>
  7. 7. So what can we do to help? <ul><li>First, educate the public about the harm on the environment, so they will be self conscious about littering. </li></ul><ul><li>Second, provide public ashtrays, so they will end up in a landfill instead of the ecosystem. </li></ul><ul><li>If at all possible, quit smoking altogether, thought this may be hard for some. </li></ul><ul><li>One other option is to provide pocket ashtrays, because public ones are not always convenient. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Thanks for watching!
  9. 9. Credits: <ul><li>http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005/10/cigarette_butts.php </li></ul><ul><li>http ://www.alive.com/7481a19a2.php?subject_bread_cramb=2153        </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>http ://cigarettelitter.org/        </li></ul><ul><li>  http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/beware-indoor-pollutants/                                                                     </li></ul>

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