Saturday, August 27, 2011

Toll of Tobacco in India ...

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Youth Smoking 

                                                  Consumption

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Tobacco related Diseases 
  • There are almost 275 million tobacco users in India.        
  • Over one-third of adults (age 15+) use some form of tobacco (35 percent), including almost half of men (48 percent) and 20 percent of women. 
  • Among youth (age 13-15), 4 percent smoke cigarettes and almost 12 percent use other types of tobacco products.
  • Bidis comprise 48 percent of the tobacco market, chewing tobacco 38 percent and cigarettes 14 percent. 
  •  Bidis comprise 48 percent of the tobacco market, chewing tobacco 38 percent and cigarettes 14 percent. 


                              Health Consequences       


tobacco related diseases
Tobacco Related Diseases 

  • About 1 million Indians die from tobacco-related diseases each year in India.
  • Among youth (age 13-15), 27 percent are exposed to secondhand smoke at home and 40 percent are exposed to secondhand smoke in public places.         

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Trinity Care Foundation is a Non Governmental Organization focusing on Craniofacial SurgeriesSchool Health and Outreach Health Programs in Karnataka, India.
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