Warning: smoking kills you — and the planet

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Health warnings for smokers have never been clearer. But what about the health of the planet? Cigarette butts are the most common item of single-use plastic waste in the world — and that’s only one piece of the puzzle.

We all know that smoking is bad for us. But how many of us know how bad it is for the planet?   From the moment its seeds go into the ground to the moment its dried and shredded leaves are set alight by the world’s billion smokers, tobacco leaves a trail of untold destruction.

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