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Talking Trash: Behind the Tobacco Industry’s “Green” Public Relations
Everyone knows about the harms tobacco inflicts on health. But the tobacco industry is downplaying another serious threat: its destruction of the environment—just to keep people addicted to tobacco.
The tobacco industry is one of the world’s worst polluters. Cigarettes are the most pervasive single-use plastic product on Earth.
Millions of cigarette butts end up in waterways where they contaminate water and harm marine life.
And now, the industry’s electronic products are making the problem worse. These devices are adding more metals, plastics and batteries to the world’s waste.
The industry tries to put the blame on consumers for behaving irresponsibly. But the problem starts with the creation of toxic products. Deforestation. Land degradation. Poisonous chemicals. Carbon emissions. Water pollution. Every step of tobacco’s toxic life cycle is causing harm.
We can do something about it. We can hold the tobacco industry accountable and make it pay for the environmental harms it causes. Join us, a global tobacco industry watchdog, in the fight to save the environment from the tobacco industry.
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