Tobacco Problem in India


Author Details : Vikas Deep Mishra, Jai Krishna Mishra

Volume : 3, Issue : 4, Year : 2016

Article Page : 148-150

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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

How to cite : Mishra V D, Mishra J K, Tobacco Problem in India. J Community Health Manag 2016;3(4):148-150

Copyright © 2016 by author(s) and J Community Health Manag. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (

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