Tobacco growing is an environmental catastrophe for tobacco-growing countries and an economic disaster for farmers.
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Tobacco products are manufactured to be as attractive and addictive as possible.
Tobacco control wants to prevent tobacco marketing from taking the focus away from death and disease.
Smokeless tobacco, while not as harmful as combusted tobacco such as cigarettes, is not harmless.
Waterpipe, hookah, or shisha all disguise their deadly tobacco smoke in myths of water filters and sweet candy flavors.
Despite overall prevalence declines in many countries, there are alarming increases among youth and in low-HDI countries
Tobacco use among youth is rapidly increasing in many countries; in some, youth more commonly use tobacco than adults.
The number of cigarettes smoked worldwide is finally going down, but the tobacco epidemic’s future remains uncertain.
The tobacco industry is a main driver of and benefits from illegally sold cigarettes.
Secondhand smoke kills nearly 900,000 people every year, and still one-quarter of people globally are exposed.
Tobacco use damages the whole body and a regular smoker typically loses more than a decade of life
Tobacco use significantly worsens other major health challenges such as tuberculosis, HIV infection and mental illness.
Tobacco growing, production and marketing all cause serious environmental harms to our planet.
The global burden of smoking-related diseases is large and expected to increase for decades to come in many countries.
The economic cost of smoking globally is nearly $2 trillion (2016 PPP) each year, equivalent to almost 2% of world GDP.
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