Not only does smoking kill 7 million people a year, it also significantly contributes to climate change. Tobacco production contributes to deforestation, water depletion, soil damage and acidification. A recent report commissioned by The World Health Organization (@who) found tobacco’s yearly carbon footprint is nearly equivalent to Peru’s greenhouse gas emissions. Beyond the environmental impact of cultivating tobacco, tobacco products are a significant source of waste. Cigarette butts are the most discarded waste item globally, amounting to 1.69 billion pounds of toxic trash a year. Researchers calculate that a person who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day over a lifetime produces a carbon footprint of 5.1t CO2 emissions, requiring the planting of 132 trees to offset. Quitting won’t only help your health, but the health of our planet. Have you kicked this harmful habit? Let us know how in the comments below 🚬 - Years Of Living Dangerously

Not only does smoking kill 7 million people a year, it also significantly contributes to climate change. Tobacco production contributes to deforestation, water depletion, soil damage and acidification. A recent report commissioned by The World Health Organization (@who) found tobacco’s yearly carbon footprint is nearly equivalent to Peru’s greenhouse gas emissions. Beyond the environmental impact of cultivating tobacco, tobacco products are a significant source of waste. Cigarette butts are the most discarded waste item globally, amounting to 1.69 billion pounds of toxic trash a year. Researchers calculate that a person who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day over a lifetime produces a carbon footprint of 5.1t CO2 emissions, requiring the planting of 132 trees to offset. Quitting won’t only help your health, but the health of our planet. Have you kicked this harmful habit? Let us know how in the comments below 🚬