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TOBACCO not only kills over eight million people every year; it also massively harms the environment. From cultivation to manufacturing, distribution, consumption and post-consumption, tobacco endangers the environment, and the health and wellbeing of people.

Governments should make tobacco companies accountable for the harms that they cause the environment and include this in a comprehensive tobacco control strategy. Each year, 340 to 680 million kg of cigarette butt litter are collected, topping the list of most common types of rubbish during coastal clean-ups. [...]