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Tobacco users reduced by 81 lakhs: Nadda

Consumption of tobacco among youth sees a decline

GN Bureau | June 8, 2017


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 Tobacco users have gone down by 81 lakhs and youth consuming tobacco has also seen a marked decrease, said union health minister JP Nadda at the National Consultation on Accelerating Implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) on Thursday.

 “My focus has always been on youth. My mantra for success in tobacco control efforts is to ‘Catch them Young’. There has been a 54 percent relative reduction in prevalence of tobacco use among minors (15-17 years) and 28 percent reduction in the age group of 18-24 years. Further, age of initiation among youth has also increased by one year,” said Nadda.
 
According to an estimate, there are over a 100 million Indian men who smoke.
 
The health minister said, “We have implemented large pack warnings with 85 percent pictorial health warnings on both the sides of the cigarette packs and conducted second round of Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS).”
 
He said that facilities are being strengthened to bring down tobacco usage.
 
Poonam Khetrapal, regional director, World Health Organisation, said that more focus should be on youngsters. She stated that more than 100 million lives have been lost to tobacco in the 20th century.
 

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