WHO: Smoking kills 8 million people a day

The World Health Organization has warned that smoking kills at least eight million people every day on World No Tobacco Day.

WHO Director of Health Promotion Rudiger Krech stressed that the tobacco industry harms the environment as much as smoking risks human life.

"Tobacco kills about 8 million people every day, every year, but did we know that it also kills about 600 million trees, 200,000 hectares of land, 84 million tons of carbon dioxide and 22 billion tons of water? That's what it costs," he said. Tobacco growth through the disposal of waste and the waste it produces.

According to Kirsch, 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are disposed of every year in our rivers and oceans, with each cigarette butt contaminating approximately 100 liters of water.

But the hope for reducing environmental health damage remains great, with the World Health Organization saying that about 700 million of the approximately 1.3 billion smokers in the world plan to quit, despite the difficulty of quitting.

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