This two-pages factsheet shows how tobacco harms forests worlwide. Tobacco cultivation impacts natural forests in the Global South, cigarette manufacturing uses a lot of paper and cigarette butts cause damages to forests, too. The graphic offers a view on these impacts. Moreover, the factsheet shows which tobacco control measures can contribute to achieving the sustainbale development goal 15.
Author: Sonja von Eichborn
Published: December 2018
Every year, tobacco curing uses about 8 million tonnes of firewood globally. (Zafeiridou 2018)