Tobacco negatively affects the environment in almost every stage – from growing the leaf to consuming the product. This page highlights environmental issues of growing and manufacturing tobacco as well as litter from tobacco consumption. Resources about the smoking environment can be found on the Secondhand Smoke page.
In this video, Legacy for Health uses other forms of littering to highlight the atrocity of cigarette butt pollution.
Cigarette Butt Pollution Project is an advocacy and research focused non-profit dedicated to the eradication of cigarette butt waste. This organization focuses on advocating for positive and effective policy options at the local, state and national levels.
This fact sheet provides information on the impact of tobacco on the environment.
This Australian Government publication provides information on the detrimental impact of tobacco production on the environment.
The World Health Organization’s Tobacco Free Initiative addresses the environmental issues caused by tobacco use.
The STATE System, developed by the CDC Office of Smoking and Health, is an interactive application that houses and displays current and historical state-level data on tobacco. Trend data, interactive maps, and state comparisons are available for topics such as legislation for indoor smoke-free policies, vending machines, smoke-free school campuses, and advertising restrictions.