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
Editor: Unfairtobacco
Published: December 2018

Every year, tobacco curing uses about 8 million tonnes of firewood globally. (Zafeiridou 2018)
SDG Factsheet No. 6 Tobacco | Forests © SDG Factsheet No. 6 Tobacco| Forests front by Unfairtobacco / CC BY-NC-ND 4.0