26 crore people in India consume tobacco says Dr Ved Prakash

Dr Ved Prakash

Lucknow: Tobacco use is a major cause of death and disease in India, which is responsible for more than 10 lakh deaths annually (estimated to be more than 80 lakh worldwide), these deaths are such that they can be prevented by prohibition of tobacco. On the other hand, tobacco use in India causes an economic burden of about Rs 220 crore (more than 14 lakh crore in the world). 26 crore people in the country consume tobacco, which includes about 29 percent young men and women. This information was given…

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