The ecological impacts of tobacco products are considerable. Here are a few ways you can get involved to help keep our environment tobacco-free:
- Quit using tobacco products to avoid creating toxic tobacco waste.
- Join local efforts, like a beach cleanup day, to keep your environment clean of toxic tobacco waste.
- Contact your elected local officials about the environmental impact of tobacco and inform them that cigarette butts are toxic and harm the environment.
California public agencies and ultimately taxpayers are spending in excess of $41 million annually on cigarette litter cleanup.1