Tobacco increases the poverty of individuals and families
Key findings, arguments and recommendations: (1) Tobacco use can worsen poverty, either by diverting household spending to purchasing tobacco or the costs of illness and premature death; (2) the majority of people working in the tobacco sector earn little.
Key facts and stats: In most countries, including both HICs and LMICs, the majority of tobacco users are poor and also bear the greatest economic and health burdens of tobacco use
Main focus: Poverty
Other topics addressed: Household spending; farming