Tobacco and the Environment

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Action on Smoking and Health

The life cycle of a cigarette takes a heavy tollTobacco and the environment factsheet on the environment from growing the tobacco plant to the disposal of butts and packaging.

Although the ecological impacts of tobacco are overshadowed by its devastating effects on human health, they are nevertheless considerable and a cause for concern.

This fact sheet examines the effects tobacco production and cigarette use have on the environment, including deforestation, climate change and pollution.

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