Nipping it in the butt

Say no to smoking: Tobacco kills more than eight million people every year, and it also appears to be killing our planet.

WORLD No Tobacco Day is observed globally on May 31 annually. This year’s theme – Tobacco is Killing Us and Our Planet – was chosen to raise awareness among governments and the public regarding the environmental impact of a product that kills 50% of its users when it is used exactly as intended by its manufacturers.

A visit to the World Health Organisation’s website will highlight some startling facts – approximately 600 million trees are chopped down every year, as each tree is needed to produce enough paper for 15 packs of cigarettes.

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