Things you need to know about tobacco industry

With 120 million people consuming tobacco, India has the second largest users in the world, just behind China.

Published: 30th May 2017 10:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st May 2017 08:49 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

How many tobacco users does India have?

With 120 million people consuming tobacco, India has the second largest users in the world, just behind China.

What is the average number of women smokers in India?

According to study conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in 2012, there are around 12.1 million women smokers in India.

What is the ratio of tobacco consumption among females in urban and rural areas?

The Global Adult Tobacco survey conducted by the ministry of health shows that 12 per cent of women in urban areas consume tobacco, while 24 per cent do it in rural areas.  

What is the increase in number of smokers in the last three decades?

The number of smokers worldwide has increased from 870 million in 1990 to 933 million in 2015.

How many people die of tobacco each year?

Tobacco kills more than 7 million people each year. While 6 million of these die due to direct consumption, 8,90,000 people die due to passive smoking.

How many countries have banned tobacco related activities?

As many as 29 countries, which represents 12 per cent of the world population , have banned all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

What is an e-cigarette?

An e-cigarette is an electronic device that heats liquid nicotine until it becomes vapour, which is then inhaled by the user.

What are the most popular alternatives to smoking tobacco?

E-cigarettes, nicotine patches, nicotine chewing gums.

How many cigarettes are smoked in a year?

Every year 5.9 trillion cigarettes are smoked.

Which country has the most per capita smokers?


What is the effect of smoking on life expectancy?

Beedi and cigarette smokers die 6 to 10 years earlier than their non- smoking counterparts, according to a WHO report.


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