The MDGs and tobacco control

Key findings, arguments and recommendations: (1) Raising tobacco tax rates is the most effective measure to combat the econmic cost of tobacco use; (2) Including tobacco control in development agendas will reduce tobacco consumption and increase development in the poorest countries
Key facts and stats: (1) In many LICs, a 10% increase in the price of tobacco will yield up to an 8% reduction in tobacco use in addition to generating government revenue
Notes: Although this publication does focus on the MDGs, there are many connections with present-day concerns and priorities as reflected in the MDGs
Main focus: MDGs
Other topics addressed: poverty; hunger; education; gender; environment
Source: WHO
Year: 2004

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