This factsheet shows on six pages how sustainable development, children’s rights and tobacco control are linked to eachother. Concerning tobacco use, the child’s right to health is in the center. We use the example of Germany to illustrate the lack of protection against the tobacco industry. The debate about child labour in tobacco production is focused on the child’s right to be protected from exploitation. The example of Simbabwe shows that voluntary commitments of tobacco companies do not prevent exploitative child labour.

This paper also indicates tobacco control and other measures to enforce children’s rights and further sustainable development – in the way to a tobacco-free world.

Editor: Unfairtobacco
Co-published by: Deutsche Krebshilfe, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pneumologie und Beatmungsmedizin, Institut für Therapie- und Gesundheitsforschung IFT-Nord, Friedensband, Karuna pr|events, Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk, Fachstelle für Suchtprävention, VIVID Suchtprävention, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Health Care Plus, Action on Smoking & Health (USA), rauchfrei plus, Vivantes Klinikum Neukölln, Ärztlicher Arbeitskreis Rauchen und Gesundheit, Frauen aktiv contra Tabak
Published: Juni 2019

Children have the right to be protected from the tobacco industry
Factsheet "Children have a Right to a Tobacco-free World" © Factsheet children's rights frontpage by Unfairtobacco / CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
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