Are tobacco control efforts resulting in increased quitting in India?

May 30, 2022

The findings of the Tobacco Control Policy (TCP) third round survey in India revealed some alarming facts about tobacco use and the implementation of tobacco control policies. India is home to approximately 267 million tobacco users (99 million smokers and 199 million smokeless tobacco users). This report is based on a survey of adult tobacco users and tobacco non-users (aged 15 and older) in Maharashtra, Bihar, West Bengal, and Madhya Pradesh conducted by the Healis Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health, India, in collaboration with the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Increased Quitting did not changed proportion of Smokeless tobacco use in India. Anti-tobacco Education could help tobacco users to quit.

Source : Global Prime News