Fact sheet – Tobacco: a barrier to sustainable development

Key findings, arguments and recommendations: “Meaningful financial and technical assistance is essential for success [in implementing the FCTC and achieving the SDGs]”
Key facts and stats: Each year, governments collect roughly $300 billion in tobacco tax (including $145 billion in excise tax revenues)
Notes: Pages 2-3 provide specific links between tobacco control and specific SDGs
Main focus:  SDGs
Other topics addressed:
Source:  FCA
Year: 2015

Making implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) a priority in all countries will be critical to the achievement of the new sustainable development goals, says a new fact sheet.

Titled Tobacco: A barrier to sustainable development, the fact sheet stresses that reducing tobacco use is critical to achieving every goal in the SDGs, which were adopted by the world’s governments in September 2015.

The SDG on health (3a) reads: ‘Strengthen implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in all countries as appropriate’.

The fact sheet was developed by FCA, World Lung Foundation, The NCD Alliance and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

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