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I’m so glad I no longer smoke traditional cigarettes. I already did a post about what smoking does to the air and the pollutants they produced but I never considered the impact the butts have. I was walking to class today and I realized there were a lot of butts on the sidewalk and especially at the bus stop. I did a little digging and learned how long it takes for the butts to decompose. They take anywhere from 18 months to 10 years. 10 YEARS!? According to the American Lung Association, over 15 Billion cigarettes are sold worldwide every day. That is a lot of butts!

Not only are the butts littering up the streets, birds and fish eat them. The tar and nicotine seep into the ground and water and affect everything they come in contact with.

I am very green conscience and I want to bring awareness to butt waste. I ask all of my followers and readers to educate at least one smoker on the impact cigarettes have on the earth. Electronic cigarettes are an awesome alternative because they are not only better for the environment but for your health!

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Let me clear things up

I got in a pretty heated argument today about vaping and the main ingredient Propylene Glycol. I know I’ve already talked about it a few times on this blog but let me talk about the argument and my point of view on things.

There has been a lot of bad press on the substance and my friend said she read an article stating that the chemical is used in cosmetics and lotions and such and I’m an “idiot” for putting such a nasty chemical in my body.

Here is where I am going to clear things up for the sake of the argument and others that have the same opinion.

PG is an FDA approved substance that has been approved as a food additive. It has been studied since 1942 and no adverse affects have been associated with the chemical in small doses. An e-cig is definitely a small dose. In fact, they have regulators on them that cause the device to shut down if too many puffs are taken in too short of a time.

Even so, if you are arguing about a toxic substance there is no way you can compare a mild FDA approved chemical which is in everything from cake mixes to baby food to tobacco. Tobacco is full of carcinogens like ammonia, carbon monoxide, tar, formaldehyde, arsenic and many others.

Sorry for the rant, but I’m finding there is a lot of misinformation out there and I want to find the truth and share it with others who are going though the same thing as I am right now. I hope you all have a good night.

Effect smoking cigarettes has on the lungs

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