Tobacco is even worse for you (and the planet) than most people thought

Banning cigarette use in the U.S. would be the equivalent of taking 4 million cars off the roads.

Tobacco use kills millions of people every year, but how much does tobacco harm the environment in collateral damage? A new report has an answer.

The production, distribution and consumption of tobacco results in deforestation, climate change and waste, according to a new report from the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Tobacco farming, for example, uses massive amounts of water, degrades soil and contaminates the air and water around it.

Source: Tobacco is even worse for you (and the planet) than most people thought – MarketWatch