» » ยป

Canada's Annual 'Smokeprint' Equates to 5,000 Tonnes of Polluntants Edmonton AB

TEveryone knows that smoking is bad for your health but have you ever thought about what it does to the environment? Each year, 52 billion cigarette ...

Scotiabank
(780) 448-7735
8108 118Th Avenue Nw
Edmonton, AB
 
RBC - Southgate Shopping Centre Branch
(780) 448-6470
5015 111Th St-Unit 472
Edmonton, AB
Languages
English, French
Office Hours
Monday: 09:30 - 16:00
Tuesday: 09:30 - 16:00
Wednesday: 09:30 - 20:00
Thursday: 09:30 - 20:00
Friday: 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

RBC - Main Br - Edmonton
(780) 448-6611
10107 Jasper Ave Nw
Edmonton, AB
Languages
Russian, English, French
Office Hours
Monday: 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00
Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Scotiabank
(780) 448-7890
10709 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB
 
Scotiabank
(780) 448-7800
10537 82Nd Avenue
Edmonton, AB
 
RBC - Edm-Manulife Place Branch
(780) 448-6680
10180 101 St Nw
Edmonton, AB
Languages
English, French
Office Hours
Monday: 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00
Friday: 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

RBC - Kingsway Mews Branch
(780) 448-6450
10567 Kingsway Ave
Edmonton, AB
Languages
English, French
Office Hours
Monday: 09:30 - 16:00
Tuesday: 09:30 - 16:00
Wednesday: 09:30 - 16:00
Thursday: 09:30 - 20:00
Friday: 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Scotiabank
(780) 448-7600
10050 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, AB
 
RBC - Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre Branch
(780) 448-6955
150A 82Nd Ave & 83Rd St
Edmonton, AB
Languages
Mandarin Chinese, English, French
Office Hours
Monday: 09:30 - 16:00
Tuesday: 09:30 - 16:00
Wednesday: 09:30 - 16:00
Thursday: 09:30 - 20:00
Friday: 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

BMO Bank of Montreal
(780) 441-6518
9821 - 50Th Street
Edmonton, AB
Type
Branch with ABM

Canada's Annual 'Smokeprint' Equates to 5,000 Tonnes of Polluntants

Provided By:

(NC)-TEveryone knows that smoking is bad for your health but have you ever thought about what it does to the environment? Each year, 52 billion cigarettes are smoked by five million Canadian smokers, contributing almost 5,000 tonnes of pollutants into the atmosphere. One in five littered items is a cigarette, making cigarette butts the most littered item worldwide.

"The harmful environmental effects caused by smoking are often overlooked when compared to the physical effects smoking has on human health," says Dr. Ted Boadway, health policy consultant and former policy director for the Ontario Medical Association. "Reducing or quitting smoking will help diminish the amount of cigarette butts that pollute our lakes and soil and threaten the quality of our air, water and food supply."

Globally, approximately 4.3 trillion cigarette butts are littered every year. While it can take an estimated 25 years for a cigarette to biodegrade, there are debates over whether or not a cigarette filter can ever break down.

Cigarette smoking also contaminates indoor air quality, with tobacco smoke being the most harmful and widespread pollutant of indoor air. Both the smoke inhaled by a smoker and second-hand smoke contain over 4,000 chemicals, including at least 50 that are known to cause cancer. Carbon monoxide, ammonia and arsenic, found in second-hand smoke, can also be found in a vehicle's exhaust system, window cleaning solution and rat poison.

"With over five million cigarette smokers in Canada, it's frightening to imagine the millions more affected that do not smoke. There are a multitude of resources available to smokers, including stop smoking aids, of which nicotine replacement therapies continue to be the cornerstone," adds Dr. Ted Boadway. "Quitting or reducing cigarette consumption can increase individual health and wellness as well as the health of others and the environment as a whole."

Quitting smoking is not only good for your health; it's good for the environment! Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), such as Nicorette gum, lozenges or the Nicoderm patch can be used as an aid to successfully quit smoking. For more information or helpful tips, visit www.reducetoquit.ca

Credit: www.newscanada.com