Environmental health impacts of tobacco farming

Key findings, arguments and recommendations: Promoting alternative livelihoods for tobacco farmers is the best way to address the environmental health problems that tobacco production causes, including pollution creation, deforestation, and soil degradation
Key facts and stats: (1) The majority of tobacco production and share of land used for tobacco production is found in LMICs;
Main focus: Farming; environment
Other topics addressed: deforestation; food insecurity
Source: Article in Tobacco Control
Year: 2012

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