The world seems to be concerned only about the effects of smoking on human both active and passive smoking.
Did you know that the remnants of a cigarette (what we call as the butt or bud) leave a dreading effect on the world? Besides just humans, animals, soil and water are affected in ways we could not imagine.
1. Reportedly, 1312796 pounds of toxic waste was disposed of cigarette butts in a study conducted in the USA.
2. About 4.5 trillion cigarettes are smoked each year among which 3/4th of the cigarette butts have been disposed on the streets, beaches, fields, etc making cigarette butts the most littered item.
3. These butts can leach a number of toxic chemicals namely arsenic, lead, hydrocarbons which find their way into underground water polluting it.