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ACTION ALERT: Make Eco-Friendly Cigarette Filters Mandatory! PLEASE SIGN !

Green Lifestyle  (tags: eco friendlsy, cigarette filters, ecosystems, conservation, environment )

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Each year, 5.5 trillion cigarettes are thrown out worldwide. The remaining cigarette butts that usually end up as litter can take anywhere from 18 months to 10 years to decompose. The toxins in the cigarette butts leak into soil and bodies of water

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Teresa W. (763)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 4:42 am
Noted and signed, but people should stop smoking in the first place.

mag.w.d. Aichberger (34)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 4:44 am
NO THING eco-friendly about cigarettes. E.g. abot 0.0 % of tobacco harvest are organic... Cance&cr= VERRY evo-friendly, too... Every cent spent on that $hit (and no filter will change that abit) is about as useful for humankind and Earth as, say $10 donation to Mr. Hitler come 2/3 century ago.
Smoking one pack(20 ciggies)/day for a year results in radioactive exposure comparable to (a bit more than) 200 lung-X-rays or ~32000 TSA-fullbody-scans.
-- details, with sources


Bill K. (14)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 4:59 am
what we really need are cops who will actually fine smokers for littering when they toss their butts. in Pennsylvania the fine for littering is $300. after a few fines like that smokers will start using ashtrays. of course quitting smoking is the best way to go to keep their toxins out of the air and our lungs as well. we need to keep the pressure on to make more places smoke free - businesses, apartment buildings, parks, beaches..... - to continue to discourage smoking so as to keep non-smokers lungs and the environment clean. so please speak out to the powers that be in your area to make your favorite places or places you inhabit smoke-free.

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 5:35 am
Done. Thanks.

Lana Ravensky (105)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 6:06 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 7:23 am
Signed, thanks.

Ann K. (112)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 10:24 am
I agree with Bill K. I see too many people disposing their butts in sewers and outside drains that lead to the river and out to the gulf. Then they wash up on our beaches or are eaten by wildlife.

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 1:18 pm
signed and shared, TU Simone

Ana Marija R (200)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 1:50 pm
Thank you, Simone!

Dave C. (235)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 2:49 pm
signed. thanks.

Missy O. (8)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 3:11 pm
Why not just ban smokeing?

Kip Mapes (28)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 3:18 pm
Great idea, I remember reading that circerett butt takes 11 Years to decompose.

Sheila S. (62)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 3:41 pm
Sounds a little odd to me. If we are so bent on teaching people to stop smoking, why improve the paper they wrap around the cancer producing leaves? I don't want to breathe, eat, drink or go swimming in any of it! I don't want birds eating the butts, just as much as I hate to see plastic floating by and polluting rivers and streams. Can't imagine any of this is going to stop in my lifetime, but improving the paper for cigarettes is the last solution I can think of!

Christeen Anderson (647)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 4:06 pm

. (7)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 4:55 pm
Noted and signed, thank you Simone

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 5:21 pm
Signed and noted thanks

Kathleen B. (37)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 5:33 pm
Cigarette butts are the most littered objects in the world.
This works well in my state of Pennsylvania, where if you flick an ash out a car's window, you may get a ticket for littering!!!
Just a bit of trivia for those of you who like 'fun facts.'

Megan Beery (18)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 6:08 pm
Signed and noted.

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 6:24 pm
already signed, thanks Simone

. (0)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 7:00 pm
Signed & Noted. Thanks Simone

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 9:40 pm
Signed and noted.

AniMae C. (471)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 2:55 am

Michael O. (178)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 4:53 am
Signed and noted. Thanks Simone!

That being said, the best way to eliminate this problem (and a myriad of other health related problems) is to quit smoking. Fewer smokers = fewer cigarette butts, biodegradable or otherwise.

Esther Z. (96)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 7:22 am
Noted and signed.

Hayley C. (7)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 10:31 am
Signed, thanks

Mary Donnelly (47)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 12:36 pm
Thanks Simone--signed and sent.

Colleen L. (2)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 1:35 pm
Petition signed. What really gets me is to see people who are driving and they toss their butts out of the window. We've have had numerous fires started because of these idiots.What do they think this ashtray is for? If they are going to smoke carry a small container to toss them into and dispose of them properly. Thanks Simone

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 2:37 pm
Signed all of the FORCE CHANGE petitions today. It should be criminal to ever throw any cig butts onto Earth Mother. BIRDS eat them, make nests of them, and butts are very toxic and are the most numerous trash item on the the fact of the planet!

Michael Kirkby (90)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 2:40 pm
You're quite correct in your statement Frack but that won't deter people who want to smoke. Even if they are eco friendly there's still the residue of the 5,000 chemicals in cigarettes that get dumped into the water system and the landfills.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 31, 2012, 3:57 am
Good idea. I always used a portable ashtray but that didn't mean they didn't make it to the landfill. I've recently quit so don't contribute to the problem anymore.

Bill K. (14)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 5:51 pm
smokers have been harassing us for years with their polluted air we must breathe and their butts littered everywhere. it's time to keep harassing them till they have no place left to smoke.

Arild Warud (173)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 5:09 am
Signed,thanks Simone.
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