Tobacco and the Environment

How does tobacco production and disposal impact the environment? Find out with a one-page reference sheet that details how cigarettes are made—from farming to packaging—and how cigarette butts harm the environment. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Brainstorm and list ways smokers can properly dispose of the their cigarettes
  • If you are not located in Australia, research the number of environmental hazards caused by cigarettes in your area 
  • Plan a park or beach clean-up day—point out the high volume of cigarette butts found 
Classroom Considerations
  • Some information is specific to Australia 
Pros
  • Delivers information in an efficient, easy to read format 
Cons
  • None