Millennium Development Goals and TobaccoControl (The)
An Opportunity for Global Partnership
Nonserial Publication
Esson, C.M., Leeder, S.R.
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241562874 ISBN-10    9241562870
Order Number    11500615
Price    CHF    40.00 / US$    48.00 Developing countries:    CHF    28.00
English     2004        119   pages
Summary
This study demonstrates the relevance of tobacco control in achieving each of the eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals. It outlines the occurrence of the high yet increasing prevalence of tobacco use in the developing world, and documents the negative impact that tobacco cultivation and tobacco-use have on poverty and development. Global partnership is deemed to be important in strengthening tobacco control, which all nations and their development agencies are urged to address as an aspect of policy. The study recommends that tobacco control should be included as a vital ingredient contributing towards the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals. To this end, countries are encouraged to become Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which is an essential tool to bring about tobacco control in all countries, whatever their stage of socioeconomic development.