It is estimated that more than 10,00,000 people die each year due to tobacco use in India
world over 60,00,000 people die annually due to tobacco use
- Category: Discussion/Working Papers
- Published on Thursday, 05 January 2012 07:06
The latest release on prevalence of tobacco use amongst adults in India (GATS- Global Adult Tobacco Survey, India; October 2010) has reported that ~20% women currently use tobacco with women smokers accounting for ~3% and women tobacco chewers ~18%. What is more worrisome is a reduction in the boy-girl ratio with 25% girls initiating tobacco use before 15 years of age.