Watch out – you could spread disease to your tomatoes!
Tomato Mosaic Virus affects plants in the tomato family including tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, tomatillos, and petunias. You may also find it on marigolds and delphiniums.
This virus can be spread by tobacco users who have the virus on their hands from cigars, cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, etc.
Anyone who uses tobacco should thoroughly wash their hands before working in or walking through a garden or greenhouse or handling any gardening tools to avoid infecting plants with this virus.