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Tobacco is a leafy plant, which the leaves are dried and fermented before adding it to other ingredients found tobacco products such as nicotine, which is a powerful ingredient that can lead to addiction. Today, the most commonly used tobacco product has evolved into electronic cigarettes, such as the JUUL.
- Tobacco kills up to half of its users.
- Tobacco kills more than 8 million people each year.
- More than 7 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while around 1.2 million are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.
- Over 80% of the world’s 1.3 billion tobacco users live in low- and middle-income countries.
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