Admit it, you've done it--tossed a stray cigarette butt out of a car window, or into the gutter, or even just shy of the trashcan, without bothering to pick it up. Even the most stoic smokers get a little lazy or apathetic from time to time. We're only human, after all, and when you're smoking 5 or 10 or 20 cigarettes a day, every day, the odds of a 100% safe disposal rate are pretty slim.
And even if you were to make sure that each and every butt found its way to an appropriate trash receptacle, the sad cigarette story doesn't end there. According to a Chicago Tribune article http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2008-06-18/features/0806170174_1_cigarette-butts-secondhand-beach-house), cigarette butts take between 10 and 15 years to break down.
Even then, they don't fully biodegrade, but rather decompose to a fine plastic residue that hangs around ecosystems for years and years.
The article also points out that around 1.7 billion pounds of cigarette butts accumulate around the planet each year--in bodies of water, on beaches, near playgrounds...And these throw-aways are far from harmless. Each one contains harmful carcinogens, dangerous poisons and hazardous chemicals, like benzopyrene, formaldehyde, arsenic, lead, acetone, butane and ammonia.
So when you smoke standard, stinky cigarettes, you're not only putting toxins upon toxins into your body, you're sending them out into the world to contaminate public land, water, and recreation areas OR leaving them to pile up in landfills.
The numbers don't lie, but there's another number that you can count on--the number one, as in one person--YOU--choosing E-Cigarettes. Think of how many fewer butts you'd have to worry about if you switched to vapor cigarettes. Think of the good example you'd be setting for your friends, family, and coworkers, whether they're smokers or not. Highbrow Vapor is a family company, committed to making the highest quality product and doing right in our community and the world at large. Join us, in the butt-free revolution.