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


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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