Impact Youth – Big Spring spreads awareness through flags

HERALD photo/Tyler Schellie Rebecca Baker talks cigarette prevention while the youth receives a disturbing visual of the amount of cigarette butts that are discarded in just the Birdwell Lane Park alone. Every flag on the ground marks where a cigarette butt was picked up by one of the youth members on Saturday, June 30, 2018.
Tyler Schellie
Staff Writer

Thousands of smokers usually don't think twice about leaving a trail of cigarette litter behind them. According to Keep America Beautiful (KAB), Americans are smoking fewer cigarettes than ever before, yet cigarette butts still continue to be the most commonly littered item in the United States and around the world today. Something else to think about is the amount of toxin-filled cigarette butts that work their way into our waterways, primarily through storm drains, that lead right into streams and lakes.

For the full story, please see Tuesday's edition of the Herald.