World No Tobacco Day,May 31


  • approximately 120 million citizens of India are smokers (among the largest in the world)?
  • the Indian tobacco industry sells 102 billion cigarettes every year?
  • an estimated 240 million people in India use tobacco?
  • 40% of deaths in India directly or indirectly occur due to tobacco intake?
  • smoking is more prevalent among rural women, with 2% of them being active smokers, as compared to only 0.5% women smokers in urban areas in India?
  • more than 11% Indian women consume tobacco products.