Did you know that Oyo State is the largest producer of tobacco? Yes. Now you know 😊. But there are health concerns when consuming tobacco. .
You’re not smoking it as a cigar or cigarette, so there’s less worry about lung cancer or emphysema. .
But even as a food, tobacco does contain high amounts of nicotine, which can be poisonous in large doses.
The tobacco plant is in the same botanical family as tomatoes, potatoes, peppers or eggplants. An adaptive species, it can be grown economically from 50° Northern to 40° Southern latitude.
More than 100 countries grow tobacco. China grows the most, followed by the USA, Brazil, India, Zimbabwe and Turkey. Tobacco thrives in poorer soils, providing farmers with a welcome alternative crop. In many cases, it provides a higher income than any other smallholder crop.