Tobacco: a threat to development?

Key findings, arguments and recommendations: (1) Research shows that the tobacco industry is incompatible with the tenants of sustainable development; (2) Implementing tobacco control policies will help countries achieve the SDGs
Key facts and stats: Investing in tobacco control is an investment in development because it will: reduce the macroecnomic costs of tobacco use, reduce the health costs of tobacco use, and increase standard of living
Notes: Good primer on the meaning of the term ‘development’
Main focus: Development
Other topics addressed: SDGs
Source: Editorial in Tobacco Control
Year: 2017

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