Vaping and its environmental benefits: the difference with traditional cigarettes

In recent years, the vaping industry has grown exponentially becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to traditional cigarettes and heated tobacco devices. This trend has been driven mainly by the health benefits of vaping over traditional cigarettes, but there are also significant environmental benefits in using devices like KIWI.

The differences in terms of environmental sustainability between traditional cigarettes and KIWI are substantial and in this article we analyze them together.

The problem of traditional cigarettes

Traditional cigarettes are one of the most widespread consumer products in the world, and their disposal poses a serious environmental problem. Every year, billions of cigarettes end up on the ground, in household waste or in surface water, causing serious damage to the environment.

Traditional cigarettes are made of plastic, paper, cotton and other materials that require a lot of energy to be produced and disposed of. In addition, cigarettes contain chemicals that are harmful to health and the environment, such as nicotine, lead, arsenic and other heavy metals.

The main harm of traditional cigarettes

Traditional cigarettes create various types of damage to the environment, here is a list:

Air pollution

Cigarettes produce smoke, an important source of air pollution that contains fine particles, carbon monoxide, benzene and other toxic compounds. Exposure to this type of air pollution can cause respiratory disease, heart disease and other health problems.


Cigarettes thrown away inappropriately become waste that can contaminate the environment and water. In addition, cigarette filters, which are often made of plastic, can take up to 10 years to completely decompose.

Forest fires

Cigarettes are one of the main causes of forest fires. A single lit cigarette butt thrown to the ground can cause a fire that destroys entire natural habitats and puts the lives of animals and people at risk.

Water pollution

Toxic substances in cigarettes can end up in streams, polluting drinking water and endangering the health of marine animals.

Negative impact on agriculture

The cultivation of tobacco requires the use of pesticides and fertilizers, which can contaminate the soils and surrounding waters, affecting the health of people working in the fields and wild animals living in the area.


All this could be reduced and partially eliminated thanks to the use of devices like KIWI, let’s see how.

The environmental benefits of KIWI

KIWI is the perfect solution to quit smoking and do yourself some good in a more sustainable way, trying to help the environment as possible.

No smoke emission

KIWI Pen does not emit smoke, but simple steam. This means that it does not create any kind of problem at the atmospheric level. In addition, it totally cancels the phenomenon of passive smoking, making the experience harmless not only for the environment but also for those around us.

Less waste of paper

The elimination of tobacco is a further environmental benefit of KIWI, which obviously does not even need paper. A lower demand for these elements promotes better environmental sustainability, protecting the local flora and reducing the number of trees cut each year.

Less waste production

Unlike traditional cigarettes, KIWI allows not to produce all the waste created by the residues of traditional cigarettes, being a device that rarely needs the replacement of the Pod or accessories.

Differentiated disposal

All the components of KIWI, both of the device and of the accessories, have their own disposal methodology that favors the environment.

KIWI Cotton Tips, which are the accessories that deteriorate most easily and that should be changed once a day, can safely be recycled into plastic. For all other accessories or parts of the device we have created this explanatory list by analyzing the disposal of all components:


  • Head Coil: is considered a WEEE, as an electrical component, therefore it must be given to an ecological island in the collection of electronic devices;
  • Empty Pod cartridge: most of them are made of PCTG and must be thrown into the plastic bin;
  • Pod cartridge with integrated coil: like head coil, must be disposed of as WEEE to the ecological island;
  • Box/Pod Mod/ Device: whether or not it has a built-in battery, it is necessary to confer at the ecological island as electrical equipment;
  • External battery: like any other battery, you have to throw it in the separate collection of batteries, which can also be found at some supermarkets, pharmacies and shopping centers and not necessarily at an ecological island;
  • Atomizer: having no electronic component inside, the atomizer is considered a piece of steel and must be disposed of in the separate collection of metals;
  • Drip tip: depends on the material of which it is composed, if steel in metals, if POM in plastic, if it is wood or timber and so on.


If you do not know how to dispose of your KIWI, you can come inside our KIWI Store, there you will find a bin dedicated to the disposal of your devices, we will protect the environment with you!

The KIWI sustainability company policy

In our production and shipping of products, rather than in our daily work at the KIWI headquarters, we are constantly committed to maintaining a focus on sustainability down to the smallest detail.

For us at KIWI this topic is very delicate and important.

Environmental protection and respect is often used as a marketing weapon, that’s not the case of our company, which firmly believes that taking care of the environment is one of the biggest investments that can be made in the future, because it is precisely this environment in which we will live in the coming years.