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Pictorial warnings on tobacco products: how delayed and diluted in India?

Thejus T, Jayakrishan T

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2009.033


Abstract

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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