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Save the Date! Our Campaign Kickoff Event November 20!

Please join on November 20th in honor of the Great American Smokeout to kick off our campaign to kick butts out of our environment! We will be talking butts and how to get rid of them. Dont miss this event from 6-:30-8pm in Point Loma. We hope to see you there!

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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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World Environment Day is June 5, 2014

We are raising awareness about the tobacco waste problem on World Environment Day! Toxic cigarette butts contaminate our parks, oceans, rivers and neighborhoods. They are dangerous for the environment and can harm us too. Help us by spreading the word about this big problem and join the fight against tobacco waste!

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Check out this video about the big butt problem!

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New article: Ban cigarette filters to save the environment

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

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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.

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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Advocacy and Raising Awareness

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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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