Tobacco has far reaching effects in our World. Not only are cigarettes harmful to human health, but cigarette butts, cigarette packaging, plastic cigar tips, matches and lighters harm our environment from our parks and playgrounds to our delicate aquatic ecosystem. Cigarette butts are consistently the most common litter item found on Canadian shores. Children and animals pick these items up and ingest them as they play and discover their surroundings and chemicals from cigarettes leach into our waterways.
Read more about how tobacco affects our environment and get involved with cleanup efforts to keep our environment clean and safe for all to enjoy.