Systematic review of the link between tobacco and poverty

Key findings, arguments and recommendations: (1) There is an inverse relationship between income level and tobacco use prevalence; (2) Cessation efforts targeted towards low-income groups will improve quality of life, life expectancy, and available resources at the household level
Key facts and stats: Low-income groups have increased susceptibility to tobacco-related illnesses, especially in terms of mortality, lung diseases, and low birth weight
Notes:
Main focus: poverty
Other topics addressed: household expenditures
Source: WHO
Year:
2011

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