Factsheet: Tobacco and education

Key findings, arguments and recommendations: Tobacco control contributes to achieving SDG 4 (equitable education)
Key facts and stats: (1) Lower levels of education or literacy are associated with higher levels of smoking; (2) Household spending on smoking diverts away resources from spending on education, among other things; (3) When children and youth smoke, it can impact learning outcomes because of its impact on memory, attention, and cognition
Main focus: SDGs; education
Other topics addressed: Farming; child labour; poverty
Source: Unfairtobacco.org
Year: 2017

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