Making the link between tobacco and poverty

Key findings, arguments and recommendations: (1) Tobacco control should be included in national poverty reduction agendas and objectives because of its influence on development via health costs, household spending, and the cycle of poverty found in tobacco farming
Key facts and stats: (1) Low tobacco taxes contribute to poverty; (2) tobacco employment is not sustainable employment
Notes: Provides an overview of how to conduct tobacco and poverty advocacy research
Main focus: poverty; advocacy
Other topics addressed: farming; household spending
Source: Healthbridge
Year: 2011

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