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On Earth Day, Beware of Tobacco Giant’s Green Claims

Despite eco-friendly claims, American Spirit cigarettes harm people, environment

Editor
Apr 22, 2014

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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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posted April 22, 2014

Do Yourself and Mother Earth a Favor: Don’t Smoke

An Earth Day reminder that cigarettes kill and pollute

Editor
Apr 22, 2013

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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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posted April 22, 2013

Cigarette Butts Are Toxic Waste

Legacy encourages you to “Rethink Butts”

Editor
Apr 9, 2013

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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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posted April 09, 2013

The Earth is not an Ashtray

On Earth Day, a reminder that cigarettes are an environmental hazard as well

Editor
Apr 21, 2011

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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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posted April 21, 2011

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