Fertile lands are used to expand tobacco cultivation rather than to produce food for local populations. Why is it pressing? People in lower-income countries also reported far higher exposure to tobacco adverts over the previous six months. The net change in jobs would depend on whether the new pattern of spending were on goods and services produced in more or less labour-intensive ways than cigarettes.
Of all the world regions, Africa is probably most critical to the long-term future of the tobacco industry.
Tobacco use is increasing in low- and middle-income countries and if no action is taken, the number of annual tobacco deaths is projected to rise to more than 8 million byamounting to the loss of more than million years of healthy life. If this epidemic is to be halted, comprehensive bans on tobacco marketing are essential.
Holding the tobacco industry to account is an essential first step. One hundred and eighty countries are now legally obliged to implement such bans.Smoking also can be expected to affect stillbirth and infant mortality rates. It does so at an alarming rate — one in two long-term users will eventually be killed by their habit. About Tobacco increases the poverty of countries Tobacco not only impoverishes those who use it, it puts an enormous financial burden on countries. It is good to discourage people from smoking, because the health damage exceeds any gain people get from enjoying smoking. Finally, there should be a ban on advertising, health warnings on cigarette packets, a ban on smoking in public places, and restrictions on the sale of cigarettes to children. Of all the world regions, Africa is probably most critical to the long-term future of the tobacco industry. Of the world's 10 top tobacco producers, 5 are in developing countries. What skill sets and resources are most needed? While the use of tobacco is declining in higher income countries, elsewhere it continues to increase. The tobacco epidemic is at its earliest stage in Africa, meaning the industry still has millions of potential customers to recruit. What is the problem?