This factsheet shows on six pages how sustainable development, women’s rights and tobacco control are interrelated. Concerning tobacco use, the focus is on the right to health. We use the example of Germany to illustrate that socio-economic status is an important factor in relation to smoking and tobacco cessation among women. Concerning tobacco cultivation, we focus on occupational health and safety. The example of Bangladesh shows under which conditions women grow tobacco.

The paper also identifies tobacco control and other measures to better enforce women’s rights and promote sustainable development – on the way to a tobacco-free world.

Editor: Unfairtobacco
Supported by: Action on Smoking and Health (US) | AKF Working Group on Women’s Health in Medicine, Psychotherapy, and Society | Ärztlicher Arbeitskreis Rauchen und Gesundheit | European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) | Fachstelle für Suchtprävention Berlin gGmbH | Friedensband | German NCD Alliance (DANK) | German Lung Foundation | German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) | German Network for Tobacco free Healthcare Services (DNRfK) | Health Care Plus | Institute for Therapy and Health Research (IFT Nord) | Smokefree Partnership (SFP) | UBINIG – Policy Research For Development Alternative (Bangladesh) | Unfairtobacco | Vivantes Hospital | VIVID – Institute for the Prevention of Addiction (Austria) | Women Against Tobacco (FACT e.V.)
Published: May 2021

Women and girls have the right to be protected from the tobacco industry.
Factsheet "Women have a right tob a tobacco-free world" © Factsheet_womens-rights_front by Unfairtobacco / CC BY-NC-ND 4.0