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Big Tobacco is killing the planet with plastics. No smokescreen should be allowed to hide that

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The most common source of plastic pollution in our environment is not bottles, plastic bags or food wrappers, but cigarette butts.

Smokers stub out nearly 800,000 metric tonnes of cigarettes every year, enough butts to cover New York’s Central Park. They are in every country on the planet, from city streets to rubbish tips, rivers and beaches.Cigarettes contain single-use plastics because they are engineered and manufactured that way.

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