- Half the male tuberculosis deaths in India are caused by smoking, and three quarters of the smokers who become ill with tuberculosis (TB) would not have done so if they had not smoked
- The current study predicted that the number of men dying from smoking-related illnesses in India could double to more than a million a year by 2025
- In India, lung cancer is fast replacing oral cancer as the most common malignancy in men. Smoking is the predominant cause of lung cancer.
- Eight percent of women in developing countries and about 15% in industrialized countries currently smoke cigarettes.
Say no to smoking.
Issued in public interest by Nishant Ratnakar