How Traditional Cigarettes are Bad for the Environment
Smoking has never been good to the health of anybody. Milions of people are losing their lives to smoking on a daily basis. Smoking related diseases come with dangerous side effects that if not handled soon enough, render families less one or two members. The effects of cigarette to the environment are another topic that is currently trending. This article is going to focus on the scary details about how cigarettes can seriously damage the environment.
Air pollution comes in first on the list of the harmful effects of cigarette smoking. This is a fact most people even the cigarette smokers are familiar with. Smoking alone does not pollute the air. The air produced during the curing process of tobacco also leads to air pollution. Cigarette smoke in itself contains over six thousand different chemicals. Therefore, you can imagine how much harmful chemical are released to the environment when one smokes cigarettes. Thanks to cigarette smoking, we have global warming. With all that, it is quite clear that the air we breathe might not be safe enough especially when people keep on smoking traditional cigarettes.
Aside from air pollution, cigarette smoking is also a notorious cause of fire outbreaks at homes forests and even work places. When such cases occur, not only people lose their lives and millions worth of property but also animals and vegetation suffer.
Cigarette butts also pollute our oceans. The delicate and precious aquatic life is not safe at all with these butts around. Researchers found out that a cigarette is able to kill half the fish and the ocean creatures. With that said, we can only hope that people change their way and look for better ways of quenching their cigarette smoking thirst.
Cigarette smoking is also very harmful to our lands. Did you know that cigarette butt is by far the number one items discarded as trash all over the world? What makes it worse is that they are non-biodegradable and are therefore able to buildup as trash. With the toxins the butts contain, the land is not safe at all.
Tobacco smoking is also an enemy to our natural soil. Tobacco leaches the soil of natural occurring nutrients and mineral responsible for native plant growth. That simply means that we will not be able to enjoy the benefits that come with the plants around us. At the end of the day, this will be harmful to the native environment, flora and fauna. All the chemicals released to the land by tobacco may lead to the breakdown of the ozone layer and soon nobody will be safe on earth.
In a nut shell, people should come up with other ways of quenching their smoking thirst for the sake of the safety of the environment and the future as well.