Factsheet: Tobacco, water, oceans

Key findings, arguments and recommendations: Reducing tobacco use would reduce damage done to the environment, via plastic litter, fresh water usage, and destruction of local water sources and marine life
Key facts and stats: (1) Cigarette butts comprise roughly 50% of littered items; (2) One cigarette butt in one litre of water kills 50% of exposed fish; (3) Globally, tobacco processing and cigarette manufacturing uses up 60 million tonnes of fresh water and produces 55 million tonnes of waste water (containing numerous toxic substances)
Main focus: SDGs; water; oceans
Other topics addressed: farming
Source: Unfairtobacco.org
Year: 2018

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