Integrating tobacco control into health and development agendas

Key findings, arguments and recommendations: Implementing the FCTC requires a multisectoral effort and integrating tobacco control into not only health agendas but also development agendas (incl food security, water, environment, education, and human rights)
Key facts and stats: (1) Tobacco use creates costs for a country in terms of healthcare, productivity losses, and fire damage; (2) Tobacco production and secondhand smoke prevent the realization of the right to health and workers rights
Notes: Might be a bit dated, as it refers to the MDGs, but still makes some important points
Main focus: Development
Other topics addressed: FCTC; environment; human rights; primary healthcare; secondary healthcare
Source: Article in The Lancet
Year: 2012

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