FACT: In 2013, 595,238 pounds of toxic chemicals were released into the air by tobacco product manufacturing facilities in the U.S.

SOURCE: The Right-To-Know Network. (2014). TRI 312229: Other Tobacco Product Manufacturing Facilities (NAICS 312229) (2013). Accessed 26 February, 2015.

URL: http://www.rtknet.org/db/tri/tri.php?dbtype=C&naics=312229&corechem=n&rsei=y&sortp=D&detail=-1&datype=T&reptype=f&database=tri&reporting_year=2013&submit=GO


FACT: When cigarette butts are littered in water, chemicals seep out of them that are toxic to aquatic life.

SOURCE: Micevska, T., Warne, M.S., Pablo, F., & Patra, R. (2006). Variation in, and causes of, toxicity of cigarette butts to Cladoceran and Microtox. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 50, 205-212.

SOURCE: Register, K.M. (2000). Cigarette Butts as Litter – Toxic as Well as Ugly. Underwater Naturalist, Bulletin of the American Littoral Society, 25(2).

URL: http://www.longwood.edu/cleanva/ciglitterarticle.htm  

SOURCE: Slaughter, E., Gersberg, R.M., Watanabe, K., Rudolph, J., Stransky, C., & Novotny, T.E. (2011). Toxicity of cigarette butts, and their chemical components, to marine and freshwater fish. Tobacco Control, 20(Suppl 1), i25-i29.

URL: http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/20/Suppl_1/i25.full.pdf+html