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GENERAL HEALTH => GENERAL HEALTH => Topic started by: Prince on February 14, 2008, 10:58:32 AM

Title: India Facing Smoking Death Crisis
Post by: Prince on February 14, 2008, 10:58:32 AM
One million people a year will die from tobacco smoking in India during the 2010s, research predicts.
The New England Journal of Medicine study found smoking already accounts for 900,000 deaths a year in India.

The study warns that without action, the death toll from smoking will climb still further.

It predicts smoking could soon account for 20% of all male deaths and 5% of all female deaths between the ages of 30 and 69.

The researchers have calculated that on average, men who smoke bidi - small hand-rolled cigarettes common in India - lose about six years of life.

Men who smoke full-size cigarettes shorten their lives by about ten years.

(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40106000/jpg/_40106635_smoking_apindex203.jpg)
Small hand-rolled cigarettes are popular
Title: Re: India Facing Smoking Death Crisis
Post by: adewale on February 17, 2008, 07:40:25 PM
Simple, make life a living hell for the tobacco companies in india and they'll have to note away just like the way it happened in europe.
Title: Re: India Facing Smoking Death Crisis
Post by: Prince on February 17, 2008, 07:44:09 PM
With more than 1 billion population, india gov would'nt try it.
Title: Re: India Facing Smoking Death Crisis
Post by: peacetee on February 17, 2008, 07:50:06 PM
With more than 1 billion population, india gov would'nt try it.

Really true............... the so called third worlds suffers the rejects of the western world...........

Real shame
Title: Re: India Facing Smoking Death Crisis
Post by: adewale on February 17, 2008, 11:07:26 PM
Hmm nothing stops the gov't from taxing ;D all the gov't'  would have to do is increasing the tax on cigarette, ban smoking in public setup propaganda against smoking, to enlighten the people the dangers that lies ahead etc.   
Title: Re: India Facing Smoking Death Crisis
Post by: Prince on February 17, 2008, 11:48:13 PM
They're doing that already but people never listen.