no-smoking.jpg (8760 bytes)

Smoking Can Damage Your Garden

 Information from Colorado State University Cooperative Extension

Here's one more reason not to smoke. The plant virus disease, Tobacco Mosaic, is most commonly spread by gardeners who smoke and then handle garden plants. The disease attacks tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and petunias. Tobacco Mosaic virus can withstand heat, alcohol and various germicides, and it retains infectivity in a dried state for many years. If you do smoke, never do so while working with plants and always wash your hands after smoking and before handling plants.

Back to Flowers

Back to Vegetables

Back to Home



Ask a Colorado Master Gardener | Calendar | Children | Container GardeningCSU Fact Sheets
Credits | Diseases | FAQ | Flowers | Fruits | Gardening | GlossaryHouseplants | Insects & Pests
Lawn & Grasses | Links | New to Colorado | PHC/IPM | Soil | Shrubs | Trees
Vegetables | Water Gardening | Weeds | What's New | Who We Are | Xeriscape


line4.gif (1411 bytes)

Contact Us | Disclaimer | Equal Opportunity

CSU/Denver County  Extension Master Gardener 2010
888 E. Iliff Avenue,  Denver, CO 80210
(720) 913-5278


Date last revised: 01/05/2010