THE SMOKING IMPACT ON OUR ENVIRONMENT
The harm caused by tobacco use isn’t limited to lung cancer, heart disease, and emphysema. Tobacco use exacerbates other non-communicable diseases, mental illnesses and substance abuse problems, as well as damages the environment and undermines human development.
Nearly 600 million trees are destroyed every year to fuel the tobacco drying process on top of the 2000 sq.km. of forests and woodlands cut down every year because of tobacco farming (that’s the equivalent size of 282 football stadiums)