Environmental impact of Big Tobacco is ‘devastating’, says WHO

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Whether it’s leaving behind mountains of trash or causing global warming, the tobacco industry is a far greater environmental threat than many realize, as it’s one of the world’s biggest polluters. , accused the World Health Organization on Tuesday.

The WHO has accused the industry of causing widespread deforestation, diverting badly needed land and water in poor countries from food production, spewing plastic and chemical waste and emitting millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide.

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