How Tobacco Industry Interference Hinders the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The tobacco industry contributes to poverty, food insecurity and inequality, while simultaneously standing in the way of economic growth, access to education and gender equality. For all these reasons and more, the tobacco industry’s business practices are incompatible with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the principles of the UN, despite its claims of support and meaningful change.

This issue brief breaks down, SDG by SDG, how the industry portrays itself as helping, alongside the truth of what it’s actually doing.

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