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[Ambassador report] [THEMATIC REPORT] Calculating the environmental cost of smoking

by Meena Pandey | 21-05-2020 02:02 Comments 12 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

This time I have brought the human activities and habit have brought the arduous effects in the environment. Most often, now days many youngsters and even the old people are addicted to smoking.
No one has given their few times even to make analysis of their bad habit to the environment. As we know, nicotine in cigarette invites different cardio- vascular diseases, stokes, lung cancer, mouth cancer. It is also the preventable cause of death in the world. Not only the human health, it also affects the environmental components. The smoke that comes from cigarette pollutes the air. The cigarette butts when thrown carelessly in the environment, it also cause the land pollution. The toxic chemicals present in the cigarette when seeped in the soil, it kills millions of microbes. The decomposers when killed by the cigarettes seeps, it affects the process of decomposition of the natural eco-system.The major component of the cigarette is tobacco. Thus, for the increasing demand of the tobacco, many rainforests are being cut down. The trees, which are the significant component of the environment when chopped, we are definitely in threat. This causes the increase in soil erosion, extinction of different life forms and also cause increase in average global temperature. The entire process of cultivating, curing, and transporting tobacco needs the use of large amount of chemical and other toxic materials. Aldicarb, which is the major component of the cigarette making is highly toxic to plants, animals and when the runoff reaches to the sources of the water, it cause massive loss of water animals. The industrial manufacture of cigarette produces a lot of smoke to the environment which causes increase in air pollutants.

The filters are made of cellulose acetate, sourced from plastic, are photodegradable can be broken down by UV light but still take an extended period to break down. When they are thrown in the land, it causes reduction in the yield potential of the crop.

When pets are outdoors they do so many things like sniffing through garbage and the streets. This puts the pets, dogs and cats, at a high risk of ingesting cigarette butts lying on the ground as litter. The consequence can be damaging and may even kill the pet. Second hand smokers are also greatly affected by the smoking. Second hand smoker can be pets, human. When cigarette butts are randomly thrown, wild animals are risk in consuming them.

We hear the news of forest fire every year. The small negligence of throwing used cigarette in arid and dried land can cause the forest fire which is responsible for huge habitat loss and loss of biodiversity with the increment in air pollution.









Meena Pandey

  • Meena Pandey says :
    Thank you Taehyun mentor.
    Posted 27-05-2020 14:11

Meena Pandey

  • Meena Pandey says :
    Thank you Kushal bro.
    Posted 27-05-2020 14:00

Sang Su Mentor

  • Sang Su Mentor says :
    Hi Meena Pandey, this is a mentor Sang Su Lee.

    Thank you for your detailed report about explaining how each part of cigarette poses dangers to the environment. This article made me think that smoking is not only bad for smokers themselves, but also negative for the environment.

    Green Cheers!
    Posted 26-05-2020 22:41

Taehyun Mentor

  • Taehyun Mentor says :
    Hello Meena Pandey, this is mentor Taehyun!

    I didn't have quantitative data, but I think it was a useful article to see how bad smoking can affect the environment! In fact, if smoking, which I thought was unhealthy, is not so good for the environment, I think there's a better reason to quit smoking. I'll pick up a lot of cigarette butts you can see on the streets, and I'll have to reduce the environmental impact of non-degradable cigarette ingredients!

    Thank you for the report!

    Green cheers!
    Posted 26-05-2020 02:28

Alan Portocarrero

  • Alan Portocarrero says :
    Hello Meena Meena,
    Great report. You are totally right saying smoking is damaging for both human and environment. People must be concious of every habit they have. Every now and then, a significant action could be a big deal to our Mother nature, as an example we have smoking, Just what you handle into.
    Posted 25-05-2020 07:43

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello meena

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Calculating the environmental cost of smoking

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 24-05-2020 22:11

Meena Pandey

  • Meena Pandey says :
    Thank you Asmita sis.
    Posted 22-05-2020 23:09

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings meena
    I hope you are doing well
    Smoking, has enormous environment and health impacts in negative ways. Still, negligence is not stopped till date
    Thank you so much for this report
    Keep writing
    Green cheers
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 22-05-2020 13:59

Meena Pandey

  • Meena Pandey says :
    Thank you Sonika.
    Posted 22-05-2020 00:07

Meena Pandey

Sonika Pariyar

  • Sonika Pariyar says :
    Hello Meena!

    I hope you are fine and doing great!

    Smoking cause environmental pollution by releasing toxic air pollutants into the atmosphere.Smoking also has huge negative impact on human health like lung cancer.

    Thanks for sharing!


    Posted 21-05-2020 22:27


  • ALOK DHAKAL says :
    Thank u for sharing your report, keep writing!
    Posted 21-05-2020 20:43

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