Environmental Impact Of Tobacco Smokes And Human Health Issues
According to the United Nations report of 31 October ( 2011 ), World population reached 7 billion, out of which about 14 million people are tobacco smokers with inherent consequences resulting to respiratory morbidity and mortality. Inherent in tobacco is nicotine, an addictive substance in tobacco that causes smokers to continue their smoking habits. Along with nicotine, smokers inhale about 7,000 other chemicals (WHO, 2014). These chemicals harm nearly every organ in the body. Dangerous in tobacco smoke includes Tar, carbon monoxide, Hydrogen cyanide, hydrocarbons, nitrous oxides, organic acids, phenols, metals etc.
Keywords: Tobacco, smoking, human health, Environment