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It’s no secret that smoking is bad for you. Cigarettes are responsible for one in every five deaths in the U.S. — that’s more than 480,000 people a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But beyond the toll smoking takes on the human body, the tobacco industry is damaging the environment and putting Earth on track for an even unhealthier future.

A recent report from the World Health Organization suggests that Big Tobacco causes “severe environmental consequences,” including deforestation, waste dumping and pumping fossil fuels into the air.

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What smoking cigarettes means for the future of our planet
An man smokes a cigarette on World No Tobacco Day in Hyderabad, India, on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
Source: Mahesh Kumar A./AP

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