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India caught in catastrophic smoking epidemic
Date:2/13/2008

is responsible for 1 in 5 of all male deaths and 1 in 20 of all female deaths in middle age (i.e., at ages 30-69);
  • Men who smoke bidis lose on average six years of expected life, women who smoke bidis lose about eight years and men who smoke cigarette smokers lose ten years;
  • Smoking kills mainly by tuberculosis, respiratory and heart disease, but also by cancer;
  • Even smoking only a few (1-7) bidis a day raised mortality risks by one-third, and smoking only a few (1-7) cigarettes a day nearly doubled the risk;
  • Most of the gap between male and female mortality rates in middle age is due to smoking;
  • Substantial hazards were found both among educated and among illiterate adults and were found both in urban and in rural areas;
  • Stopping smoking works but, only 2% of adults have quit in India, and often only after falling ill.


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