Cigs Bad for You and the Environment
We know it's disgusting and that's partially why we quit. But a lot of people smoke. They throw them into the ocean.
We quit smoking a few years back (has it been that long?) because everybody kept telling us how insane it was and how bad it was for us. They were right of course, and smoking creates butts and butts are disgusting.
They are also one of the most common form of garbage in the ocean. If you still smoke (stand close - we still love to smell them) make sure you do not throw them into the ocean.
From a CBS site:
Cigarette butts were cited as the world's most common coastal trash, a recent Ocean Conservatory study showed.
"According to the Ocean Conservancy, almost 2 million cigarette butts were found in the world's shorelines in 2016," Haribon Foundation said in a statement.
"On the average, cigarette butts take at least 10 years to rot while plastic products will need five centuries to a thousand years to decompose," the statement read.
The whole story - complete with disgusting pictures (as bad as ours) - is available here at ABS-CBS news.