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

Discussion/Working Papers

Impact of Tobacco on Health of Women

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.

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