Proposed menthol ban in U.S. would cut littering by 3.8 billion cigarette butts annually

Discarded cigarette butts are a top source of plastic pollution, and a new study estimates that banning menthol cigarettes in the United States would lead to 3.8 billion fewer littered cigarette filters each year, saving about 750,000 kg — or 1.7 million pounds — of waste each year.

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