Factsheet: Tobacco, poverty, hunger

Key findings, arguments and recommendations: (1) Reducing tobacco consumption would decrease poverty, increase resilience against economic and social crises, and increase food security; (2) Supporting alternative livelihoods for tobacco farmers would increase food security and could support sustainable agricultural practices
Key facts and stats: (1) Socially disadvantages groups are more likely to satrt smoking, as a way to deal with stress at low cost; (2) Tobacco use increases household expenses in the short-run and increases medical costs in the long-run, with the potential for decreasing income due to health issues
Notes:
Main focus: SDGs; poverty; hunger
Other topics addressed: food security; nutrition; farming
Source: Unfairtobacco.org
Year: 2016

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