Tobacco is a deadly threat to global development

Key findings, arguments and recommendations: Health ministers should work to persuade ministers of finance, trade, and foreign affairs of the usefulness of MPOWER measures.
Key facts and stats: (1) LMICs bear roughly 40% of the global total 1.4 trillion USD cost of smoking (health expenditures & lost productivity); (2) A 1 USD increase in cigarette taxes worldwide would raise an extra 190 billion USD for development
Main focus:  Development
Other topics addressed: farming; poverty; FCTC
Source: WHO
Year: 2017

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