6.25 Lakh Children Smoking In India Daily:- The usage of tobacco seems not to be coming down in the country. It may be shocking but a study says that 6.25 lakh children have been smoking in India and their age bracket is between 10-14 years. Global Tobacco Atlas data released the results last week and the survey even said that over 9,32,600 people have been losing their lives because of tobacco related diseases. American Cancer Society (ACS) and US-based Vital Strategies supported this survey.
When it comes to adults, 103 million adults have been smoking and the cost of smoking in the country is Rs 18,18,691 million. This even includes the cost of health care. 429,500 boys and 195,500 girls in the country are addicted to smoke during their early age. Over 171 million people have been chewing tobacco which has been leading to throat and mouth cancer. Despite of several attempts by the government, the number of smokers has been coming high gradually which is worrying.