Tobacco Growing Communities. North Carolina is currently the largest producer of tobacco in the U.S. Demographic Information. Primary Tobacco Growing Communities. Johnston, Pitt, Robeson, Nash, Columbus and Wilson. Tobacco Growing Communities.
Primary Tobacco Growing Communities
Johnston, Pitt, Robeson, Nash, Columbus and Wilson
The number of tobacco farms are declining.
Tobacco farmers grow other crops.
Tobacco farming is hard work, impacts the environment and has some health hazards.
Some farm workers get ‘Green Tobacco Sickness’ from working in tobacco fields.
Cigarette smoking is more common in rural communities.
Because of their tobacco use people in tobacco-growing communities have higher rates of illness, death, and financial loss.
People in low SES communities are:
More likely than others to die if they develop lung cancer.