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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Introduction: Although most people are aware ofthe health risks related to smoking through articles, books and media that widely discussed and informed about it, but it seems that a small number of individualsare aware ofthe hazards of smoking for the environment.
Materials and methods: In this paper environmental impact from production to disposal of cigarette residue has been investigated. In order to collect data books, articles, scientific sites,as well as news bulletins has been used. Effects of cigarettes by topics including growing tobacco and smoking, effects of used pesticides in tobacco growing, tobacco and deforestation, residue produced by cigarette making factories, cigarette butts, cigarette butts management and its role in fire incidences and global warming has been investigated.
result: After two sources of oil revenues and weapons, in terms of importance, production and sale of cigarettes is in the third degree. As this with turnover of about 330 billion dollars
in fiscal year, has allocated 1000 millions of workers in different parts of social system. A large quantity of chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides will use to produce Tobacco
that by entering the water resources they will enter the human food chain. About 600 million trees are cut down for producing tobacco products, annually, which in this respect it has recognized as an important factor influencing on deforestation rate. Cigarette manufactories produce wastes in liquid, solid and air borne forms that discharge them into the environment. Cigarette butts shoul be considered as a specific and toxic waste. Conclusions: Cigarette has impacts on human health and the environment at all phases of production, preparation and consumption. Therefore, public education can have constructive and useful effects in its impacts reduction.