Sustainable Development

Tobacco is harming far more than just our health

A worker smokes a cigarette during a break at a coal freight yard in Hefei, Anhui province, January 13, 2013.  REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY) - GM1E91D1E2401

The price of cigarettes should rise to reflect environmental damage, says the WHO. Image: Reuters

Johnny Wood
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Tobacco production worldwide from 1990 to 2016 (in 1,000 metric tons) Image: Statista
 A person smoking 20 cigarettes a day over a lifetime would be responsible for 1.4m litres of water depletion.
Image: WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
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