Development planning and tobacco control

Key findings, arguments and recommendations: (1) Integrating FCTC implementation into country-level development plans will be critical for achieving the WHA’s target of a 25% reduction in premature mortality from NCDs by 2025, (2) disaggregated data and analysis is important in evaluating impact
Key facts and stats:
Notes: Provides lessons learned & recommendations on how to integrate FCTC implementation into national development plans. Annex 1 describes links between tobacco and development.
Main focus: National development plans (NDPs); UN Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAFs)
Other topics addressed: budgeting; human rights; gender; environment; capacity building; implementation
Source: UNDP
Year: 2014

Annex 1

Key findings, arguments and recommendations: Tobacco control needs to be involved in development planning processes because of the health impacts, economic costs (medical expenses and lost productivity), and infringement on human rights.
Key facts and stats: (1) In 2010, tobacco use accounted for 6.3 percent of global DALYs; half of tobacco-related deaths in LMICs occur during economically productive middle years (ages 35-69)
Main focus: Tobacco, health and development
Other topics addressed: disease burden; economic growth; poverty; education; gender; human rights; MDG

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