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Water and Ground Pollution Caused by Traditional Cigarettes

Cigarette Waste

The central component of traditional cigarettes that manufactures air and water pollutants is the filter. The matter in the filter’s processed from tree fibers, and as the smoker inhales, it fulfills its purpose, engrossing some of the chemicals that would've entered the smoker’s body. While cigarette marketing attempts to prompt us to throw away cigarette butts in correct receptacles, many wind up outside buildings and in street gutters, washing into municipal water supplies. Even those that’re disposed of properly find themselves surrounded by other pollutants located in landfills, finding their path into the regional groundwater, or are discarded into the seas and oceans.

Now, with an estimated billion smokers worldwide, the quantity of filters totals up. There are 4,000 chemicals per puff, roughly 10-15 puffs per cigarette, 10-40 cigarettes per day, and the extent of the issue starts to reveal itself.

Finally, while electronic cigarettes aren't the most flawless answer to the water and land pollution dilemma, they've the potential to be better for the environment. Batteries and cartomizers for different vaping devices last longer. In fact, fewer are consumed per day than the number of packs and butts one might toss that same period. Especially with the appropriate care, e-cig batteries can last quite a while before needing to be replaced.

(Note: Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries are common in e-cigarettes, vaporizers, and even MODS. They are also recyclable. Because of that, they should be disposed of in a proper manner in order to ensure the lightest ecological impact.)

So as you can see, traditional cigarettes are far more damaging when it comes to water and ground pollution.