100 mn deaths due to smoking in last 100 years in India

Shalini, CNN-IBN | Nov 12, 2012 at 02:19pm


New Delhi: A new study has estimated that 100 million people have died due to smoking in India over the last 100 years, and the worst apparently is yet to come. Nearly 4.52 trillion cigarettes and 40.3 trillion beedis have been produced in 100 years, between 1910 and 2010 in India, according to a new study published in the journal Current Science. And in an even more shocking revelation, the study has estimated nearly a 100 million premature deaths in India, as a result of smoking in the last 100 years.

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