Pictorial warnings on tobacco products: how delayed and diluted in India?
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has estimated that India has the second largest number of smokers in the world after China. According to the National Family Health Survey-3, 2005-06, 57% of adult men and 3.1% of adult women used one or more tobacco products. The Global Youth Tobacco Survey 2006 estimated that in India 17.3% of boys and 9.75 % of girls in the age group 13-15 are using a tobacco product. In poor households, up to 10.5% of the household income is spent on tobacco.
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