Social Justice In the poorest households in some low-income countries – up to 10% of income is spent on tobacco. Therefore there is less money to spend on food, education & health care. In addition to it’s direct health effects, tobacco leads to malnutrition, increased health care costs, premature death & a higher illiteracy rate. TOBACCO makes Poverty Worse around the World.
Social Justice CHILD LABOUR is used to grow tobacco in many countries. Tobacco workers suffer: Pesticide poisoning Green Tobacco Sickness1 Lung Damage 1Green Tobacco Sickness is a type of nicotine poisoning caused by absorbing nicotine through the skin from tobacco leaves that are wet from morning dew, or from rain.
Social Justice Tobacco kills people at the height of their productivity, depriving families of breadwinners & depriving nations of a healthy workforce. 84% of all smokers live in developing & transitional economy countries. Most people start smoking before 18 years of age & 25% of these people, begin using tobacco before the age of 10 years.