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Get the Filter Out #GTFO

Our partners at the Legacy’s truth® campaign have teamed with Their Get the Filter Out or "GTFO" project equips participants (ages 13-25) with a free action kit to help them rid their community of cigarette butts and a chance to earn truth giveaways or a $10,000 scholarship by uploading a “butt selfie” of their clean-up results. The project will run through September 30.

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Photo by Tom Novotny

Butt Receptacle at Copacabana Beach, Brazil

Cigarette butt receptacle along the Copacabana Beach in Brazil.

Toxic Butt Leachate

Check out this short video of San Diego State University Graduate student Lenard Yabes making toxic butt leachate. He is working on research with Dr. Eunha Hoh on trying to determine bioaccumulation of cigarette butt toxicants on two different species of fresh and salt water fish.

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Butt waste advertising in Paris.

Paris has launched a campaign to properly dispose of cigarette butts. Photo courtesy of Julia Smith, Simon Fraser University

Tobacco Waste Reduction Toolkit

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

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Billions of trees are cut down to make toxic butts...

We sent our butts from our clean-ups over the years into the CA Dept. of Public Heath and this is what artist J Cristobal Valecillos transformed them into to highlight the billions of trees that are used every year to make cigarette butts.

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Check out this video about the big butt problem!

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Ban cigarette filters to save the environment

Check out this article published in the Current Environmental Health Report about banning cigarette filters based on their toxicity.

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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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Toxic Butts

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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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