It’s almost 2020. While many more Americans have grown to be increasingly eco-conscious, some things still remain the same. It seems like almost everyday a smoker can be seen stomping on a cigarette on the pavement or chucking a lighted butt out their car window. Did you know that more than one-third of all collected litter is cigarette butts? We speak with an expert about how this type of litter permanently affects the environment and its ecosystems.
- Dr. Thomas Novotny, professor emeritus of epidemiology and biostatistics, San Diego State University.
Links for more information:
- San Diego State University: Thomas Novotny
- Truth Initiative: 5 ways cigarette litter impacts the environment
- Truth Initiative: Tobacco and the environment