6 lakh children aged 10-14 years smoke cigarettes in the country, girls too

Every year 9,32,600 people in the country lose their lives due to diseases caused by tobacco. This means that 17,887 people die due to tobacco consumption in a week. This data has been collected by the American Cancer Society.

Despite the government's efforts to ban tobacco products in India, 6.25 lakh children smoke cigarettes every day. According to the report of Global Tobacco Atlas, the age of these children is between 10-14 years.  

Every year 9,32,600 people in the country lose their lives due to diseases caused by tobacco. This means that 17,887 people die due to tobacco consumption in a week. This data has been collected by the American Cancer Society.


Among children who smoke between 10-14 years, 429,500 boys and 195,500 girls are included. According to the data, 82.12 billion cigarettes were consumed in 2016.


The funny thing is that in 2016, the companies earned $ 346 billion from the sale of cigarettes. Which is equivalent to 15 per cent of India's GDP.
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