Smoking has never been a safe affair. Millions of people are losing their lives annually. Smoking related diseases are never easy to take care of especially when ignored for a long time. The effects of cigarette to the environment are another topic that is currently trending. These pointers will clearly show you how harmful cigarette smoking is harmful to the environment.
Top on the list of the harmful effect of cigarette smoking is air pollution. Almost everybody even the smokers themselves know about this fact. Smoking alone does not pollute the air. The air produced during the curing process of tobacco also leads to air pollution. Cigarette smoke contains over six thousand types of chemicals. Therefore, you can imagine how much harmful chemical are released to the environment when one smokes cigarettes. Global warming which leads to climate change is also brought about by the pollution of air though cigarette smoking plus much more. With all that, it is quite clear that the air we breathe might not be safe enough especially when people keep on smoking traditional cigarettes.
Fire outbreaks are also caused by cigarette smoking especially in homes and forests. When such incidences occur, animals ,vegetation and man suffer.
Cigarette butts are also responsible for the pollution of our precious oceans. The delicate and precious aquatic life is not safe at all with these butts around. There was once a study conducted that reported that cigarette has the ability to kill half the fish in the ocean. With that said, you can only imagine the dangerous effects it will have on the environment as a whole.
Cigarette smoking is also very harmful to our lands. Did you know that cigarette butt is by far the number one items discarded as trash all over the world? What makes it worse is that they are non-biodegradable and are therefore able to buildup as trash. As earlier mentioned, the toxins in cigarette butts are not safe for both humans and the environment in general.
Natural soil is not spared when harmful effects of tobacco smoking strike. Tobacco leaches the soil of natural occurring nutrients and mineral responsible for native plant growth. Without the natural nutrients and minerals, plants are not able to survive. At the end of the day, this will be harmful to the native environment, flora and fauna. In a nut shell, with the increase in tobacco smoking, the would will no longer be a safe place for both plants and animals.
In a nut shell, people should come up with other ways of quenching their smoking thirst for the sake of the safety of the environment and the future as well.