Tobacco: A barrier to sustainable development

Key findings, arguments and recommendations: Tobacco use impedes the three pillars of sustainable development: environmental sustainability, economic development, and social inclusion.
Key facts and stats: (1) Treating tobacco-related illnesses in LMICs costs more per year than all other health costs combined; (2) Some of the poorest households in various countries spend up to 15% of their income on tobacco
Notes: These key facts and stats pulled from this resource have all been cited in the resource but have been pulled from other resources that may not be included in this database because they are not focused on development
Main focus: Sustainable development
Other topics addressed: SDGs; youth; women; environment
Source: ASH
Year: 2013

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