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Leonardo DiCaprio's Bad Habit Is Killing Him... And The Environment


Sunday night was Leonardo DiCaprio's night.

The 41-year-old actor finally took him the Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in "The Revenant."

He took his time on stage to not only thank those who helped make the film, but to also give a shoutout to Mother Nature.

Leo's speech read,

Yes, all great points, Leo.

And for the most part, the actor really does practice what he preaches. He is active in the environmentalist community and once said in an interview he considered leaving acting to pursue environmentalism full time.

Leo reportedly told The Sunday Times,

I mean, one look at his Instagram account and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation website, and anyone could see this guy really cares about the environment.

Still, there is one thing Leo does that's bad for him and also bad for the environment: smoking.

Leo is an admitted life-long smoker. He switched over to e-cigarettes recently, but that doesn't change the harm he's doing to his body and the environment.

Dr. Penny Woods, the chief executive of the British Lung Foundation, told the Independent,

Woods added,

Besides being bad for Leo's personal health, tobacco is a well-known environmental killer.

According to Portland State University,

Beyond insects and animals, these pesticides are also extremely harmful to those who harvest the plant and can cause a plethora of health issues.

In addition to pesticide poisoning, growing tobacco also takes a great deal of space. As the university additionally points out,

Come on, Leo. We love you, but to be a real environmentalist, you're going to have to cut this habit.

Citations: Fact Sheet: Environmental Impact of Tobacco (Portland State University)