Tobacco & health in the developing world

Key findings, arguments and recommendations: Countries that enact comprehensive tobacco control policies have seen considerable success in controlling tobacco consumption
Key facts and stats: (1) Tobacco taxation has the greatest impact on health and is also the most cost-effective tobacco control policy option; (2) Significant burden of disease attributed to tobacco use is borne by developing countries
Main focus: Development
Other topics addressed: malnutrition; farming; deforestation; child labour
Source: WHO
Year: 2003 

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