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Action Alert!

We recently learned that the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products has issued a proposed rule that would exempt the agency from doing Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Analysis on tobacco-related actions, and to instead authorize the tobacco industry to take the lead in addressing those issues. We think that is a bad idea.

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SDSU Clean-up event a success!

San Diego State University teamed up with the Cigarette Butt Pollution Project for the 5th annual Kicking Butts off Campus - Cigarette Butt Clean-up Event. More than 18,900 butts were collected in 1 hour with 59 volunteers.

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No if ands or BUTTS! Lawmaker proposes a ban on filtered cigarettes.

Assemblyman Mark Stone (D Monterey) recently introduced legislation AB1504 calling for a prohibition on the sale of single-use cigarette filters (i.e., filtered cigarettes) based on environmental concerns. Watch this video for more information.

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Tom talks toxic butts with TEDx

A modest proposal to get rid of cigarette butts. CBPP President and CEO Tom Novotny did a TEDx talk in Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain. Check out the talk here.

Toxic Butts and Goldfish

Did you know that cigarette butts are toxic to marine and fresh-water fish? A single cigarette butt soaked for a day is enough to turn a liter of water a sickly yellow brown and kill 50 percent of fish swimming in it

Butt FAQ

Everything you need to know about cigarette butt waste in the environment. Share this with your friends (especially those who smoke)!

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Tobacco Waste Reduction Toolkit

CBPP and the California Tobacco Control Program have teamed up to create the Tobacco Waste Toolkit!

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Every year over 300 billion cigarettes are sold in the United States, and almost 100 billion of these are tossed into our waterways, beaches, parks and streets.  Please help us Kick the Butts from our environment!

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