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Electronic Cigarettes and the Environment

cigarettes-on-beach-sizedJust by switching to electronic cigarettes, smokers can do the environment a great service. Traditional cigarettes, by and large, are the single most polluted item on earth. Imagine, of all the trash that can be found in the global environment, the majority can be traced to a single source. That’s a lot of trash and a lot of cigarettes smoked. Whether smokers just choose to be ignorant when carelessly flicking their butts, or they assume that because they feel like paper they will easily biodegrade, cigarette butts are a nuisance anywhere they are discarded outside of a trash bin. Here’s a look at the ways e-cigarettes help the earth, because if there’s one place cigarette butts do not belong, it’s the environment.

-They are reusable. Having a reusable product means overall less gets consumed. You put a device into rotation, and you don’t produce much trash. And that includes trash that so often ends up not in a receptacle.

-Being reusable also means that there is a break in the endless cycle of traditional cigarettes and the constant stream of trash. A pack a day contributes 20 cigarette butts a day. Or 140 weekly, per person, whichever way they get discarded. It’s a ton of trash!

-E-Liquid bottles, made of plastic or glass, can easily be recycled. E-liquid is a very economic option for smokers, and it also has the benefit of being better on the environment than traditional cigarettes.

-E-cigarette cartridges last the equivalent of 20 cigarettes, and they are not so (thoughtlessly) easy to toss on the ground after use. When users change them, they are typically tossed in the trash due to their size and weight, unlike traditional cigarettes.

-Because they are less likely to be irresponsibly discarded, e-cigarettes and cartridges run less of a risk ending up a problem to wildlife. Unlike traditional cigarettes, which too often get consumed by birds and fish, e-cigarettes are less likely to get tossed into their environments and mistaken for food.

While the concept of perfectly “green” e-cigarette technology has yet to be developed, when it comes to smoking, electronic cigarettes are clearly the more responsible option. Traditional cigarettes are problematic on so many levels, and when you have the availability and option of vaping, with cleaner, more earth-friendly devices, there is no reason to use tobacco any longer!

E-Cigarettes are the Eco-Conscious Choice

Everyone these days has gotten into  the habit of choosing healthier and greener options in their daily lives. Smoking is no different, as so many smokers have embraced the idea of using healthier, cleaner, and more environmentally friendly e-cigarettes. What sense would it make if you were to spend double the price for organic produce, drive a low emission vehicle, and chose all natural products yet still were tossing your cigarette butts on the ground? None!

Electronic cigarettes are a greener choice because they are better for the environment in so many ways. They are reusable; only e-cigarette cartridges get replaced, cost less (perhaps you can spend those extra bucks you are saving towards a fabulous eco-vacation), they don’t encourage polluting, they don’t support a farming industry (tobacco) that is big on using dangerous fertilizers and chemicals to control the production of their crop, they do not kill millions of people by destroying their bodies, and they are simply much healthier. They do not pollute the air in any way, and produce no second hand smoke which is harmful to those around you as well as bothersome to those who wish not to breathe it. Most importantly, they do not contribute to the vast, global problem that has been created by cigarette waste. Imagine, just a little cigarette is part of such a massive chain of effects!

Using green e-cigs is pretty nice for your conscience too. Because when you do, you don’t have to feel guilty for all of the above. You can enjoy your nicotine fix, enjoy the essence of smoking, without feeling the least bit un-green! Most people are aware of the many ways we can all lessen our impact on the environment, and smokers can really go the extra mile when choosing e-cigs. Cigarettes are quite outdated in today’s technologically, environmentally conscious world, and why smoke tobacco when you can cleaner, greener vapor?