Despite eco-friendly claims, American Spirit cigarettes harm people, environment
Apr 22, 2014
What is “greenwashing?” It’s a deceptive marketing practice in which a company attempts to make itself or its products appear environmentally-friendly in order to distract from an undesirable aspect of its business.
On Earth Day, you need look no further than the Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, a subsidiary of Reynolds American, and its Natural American Spirit cigarettes for a particularly deplorable example of this strategy.
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An Earth Day reminder that cigarettes kill and pollute
Apr 22, 2013
Today is Earth Day, and we couldn’t let the day pass without pointing out that cigarettes are not only the world’s number one cause of preventable death, they’re also a major cause of air, land and water pollution.
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Legacy encourages you to “Rethink Butts”
Apr 9, 2013
We know that cigarettes are the number one cause of preventable death in the United States and around the world.
Here’s a fact that isn’t as well-known: Cigarettes are also the number one littered item on U.S. roadways and on beaches and in waterways worldwide.
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On Earth Day, a reminder that cigarettes are an environmental hazard as well
Apr 21, 2011
As we celebrate Earth Day on April 22, new research shows that cigarettes not only are a grave health hazard, but a serious threat to the environment as well.
Research funded by Legacy and published in the journal Tobacco Control shows that, “Tobacco is the No. 1 cause of preventable death in the United States, and cigarette filters/butts are the No. 1 littered item found on beaches and in urban environments.”
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