How Does Cigarette Smoking Affect Our Atmosphere?
For those who are not familiar with what cigarettes are made with, they contain ingredients that emit harmful gases into the air. The levels of nicotine and tar produced by cigarettes was shown to be higher than levels of pollutants found in vehicles using diesel fuel. The tests were conducted to analyze what is referred to as particulate matter. In the tests which were conducted, cigarette pollution far exceeded the pollution given off by car exhaust fumes. The toxic gas which cigarettes give off is compounded by the large number of people who smoke them.
To make matters worse, when cigarettes are smoked indoors, the concentration levels of the pollutants emitted into the air are even higher. The tar in cigarettes is a sticky substance which bonds with any items it comes in contact with. If you look at the filter from a smoked cigarette, you will see it has a brown color as opposed to the white colored filter of a cigarette which has not been smoked. One way to reduce the amount of pollution caused by cigarette smoke is to switch to the new smokeless electric cigarettes. These products contain micro amounts of nicotine with some made without any nicotine or tar.