Is living by a tobacco farm bad for your health?
Is living by a tobacco farm bad for your health? I know tobacco plants (the leaves?) have nicotine. So, does living by a tobacco farm mean you will inhale nicotine consistently? Thanks!
- ?Lv 76 months ago
Of course not. The nicotine is stored in the leaves, it doesn't get aspirated into the surrounding atmosphere.
- Mr. SmartypantsLv 76 months ago
I think if you picked and handled raw tobacco a lot you might absorb some nicotine through your skin. (Like poison ivy!) I doubt you'd breathe enough of it to make a difference.
But nicotine is not a carcinogen. It's addictive, but it hasn't been shown to be harmful. SMOKING is harmful because of all the other stuff in the smoke.
- 6 months ago
Plants create oxygen
Besides if tobacco was really that bad then it would be illegal