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The first-hand effects of smoking are the main ways it does damage in society, and for the link between smoking and agriculture, smoking among farmers and agricultural workers is the most relevant concern. It is well documented through solid science that exposure to second-hand smoke causes cancer and contributes to various lung and heart diseases. The health effects of smoking are frightfully damaging and, in many cases, deadly. The chemicals in tobacco smoke are breathed in into the lungs and then travel throughout the body. Breathing in the smoke of active smokers is enough to cause you serious health issues. Non-smokers who breathe in secondhand smoke take in nicotine and other toxic chemicals causing them serious health issues. Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke damages their organs, mainly the lungs and brain.[ CITATION Kev17 \l 1033 ] Tobacco is an important cash crop in the global agricultural economy, is grown in more than 60% of the world’s nations. The tobacco industry remains an essential contributor to the

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