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Volume: 6 , Issue: 2

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The Journal of Community Health Management


Tobacco Problem in India


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Author Details: Vikas Deep Mishra, Jai Krishna Mishra

Volume : 3

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2394-2738

Print ISSN : 2394-272X

Article First Page : 148

Article End Page : 150


Abstract

Tobacco is a leading preventable cause of death. Worldwide it kills nearly six million people every year. The global tobacco epidemic kills more people than TB, HIV/AIDS and malaria combined. India is the second largest tobacco consumer in the world, and accounts for the 1/6th of the world’s tobacco related deaths. In India the problem is more complex because of the consumption of a variety of smokeless and smoking forms. Understanding the tobacco problem in India, focusing on the methods that work and working out the impact of various socio-cultural diversity and cost-effectiveness of various modalities of tobacco control should be our main aim.

Keywords:
Smoking, Smokeless Tobacco, Cancer