8 Countries that Produce the Most Tobacco in the World

Tobacco is main ingredient of cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and flavored shisha tobacco so it is cultivated in many countries on large scale; usable tobacco is obtained by curing the leaves of tobacco. It can grow in all continents of world except Antarctica because it needs moist and warm environment to grow, it is also consumed on large scale as snuff, chewing tobacco, and dipping tobacco. Its cultivation was started in Mexico around in 1000 BC and now world is producing about 7.5 million tons of tobacco every year, the top tobacco producers of world are China, Brazil and USA. Use of tobacco promotes many diseases in human body especially those affecting the heart, liver, and lungs, and several cancers but beside this entire danger world is growing it every year in tons. Insidermonkey experts made a list of the countries that produce the most tobacco in the world.

More than 80% of the world's one billion smokers live in low- and middle-income countries. The number of male smokers in China exceeds the entire population of the United States. Greece maintains the highest level of smoking, along with Turkey and Hungary, with 30% or more of the adult population smoking daily. Greece and Mexico are the only OECD countries where smoking appears to be increasing in both men and women. Only 5.4% of people are protected by comprehensive national smoke-free laws globally and Of the 100 most populous cities, 22 are smoke free. Second-hand smoke causes 600 000 premature deaths per year. In 2004, children accounted for 28% of the deaths attributable to second-hand smoke. You can also check our article on countries that produce the most tea in the world.

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