No shoes. No shirt. No smoking. No problem…
Of the many reasons for smokers to Nicofi, keeping our parks and beaches free of cigarette butts just may be at the top of this list this season.
Even with cigarette receptacles, butts more often than not wind up on the ground and inevitably make the journey through storm drains, creeks, and rivers to our oceans and beaches. Over the years, improperly discarded cigarette butts leak all the hazardous chemicals into the environment threatening the quality of water and the fish and wildlife that it supports. With cigarettes being the most littered item in the world, an estimated 4.5 trillion cigarettes littered globally each year*, the collective environmental impact is one that can’t be ignored.
Fact is, cigarette butts contain the same chemicals and toxins as cigarettes themselves. What’s more, the filters are made from cellulose acetate, a form of plastic, which means they never biodegrade. It’s one of the reasons more and more public parks and beaches are becoming non-smoking all together. In fact, nationwide, there are now 261 cities and counties with smoke-free beach laws, as well as 1,263 cities and counties with smoke-free parks laws**.
But what makes the earth happy hasn’t exactly made smokers happy, who feel their rights are once again being impeded on. So what does Nicofi bring to the table in this ongoing nicotine debate? It’s what they don’t bring that’s worth touting.
As tiny tablet, Nicofi dissolves under the tongue to deliver nicotine without smoke, odor, vapor, tar, tobacco, or remains from taking one. That’s right Nicofi, not only discreetly dissolves under the tongue but there are none of the harmful ingredients found in cigarettes. For the millions of smokers, including beachgoers and those who just generally enjoy the outdoors, Nicofi provides a great option for keeping nicotine where it belongs — out of the air, out of the environment, and solely and discreetly with the user.
This summer, #GoButtless.
Get more of the facts on the impact of cigarette butts on our environment at
**www.no-smoke.org, April 4, 2016