What smoking cigarettes means for the future of our planet

  • It’s no secret that smoking is bad for you. Cigarettes are responsible for one in every five deaths in the U.S. — that’s more than 480,000 people a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • But beyond the toll smoking takes on the human body, the tobacco industry is damaging the environment and putting Earth on track for an even unhealthier future.
  • A recent report from the World Health Organization suggests that Big Tobacco causes “severe environmental consequences,” including deforestation, waste dumping and pumping fossil fuels into the air. Read more (6/1/17)
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