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This Issue Brief examines the burden of tobacco use in Cambodia. It analyzes the extent to which investing in key WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) measures can generate health, economic and other development returns, accelerating Cambodia’s achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It presents key findings; linkage between tobacco use and poverty; and how the lower-income populations benefit the most from tobacco control.
The policy has achieved strong economic growth for many years, contributing to Cambodia’s reputation as Asia’s new tiger economy. This constant growth has resulted in remarkable poverty reduction and has improved the welfare of many Cambodians. The economic successes originate from the Government’s ability to maintain peace, stability, and social cohesion