12% of women in India consume tobacco, survey claims - 81 lakh people quit

The report of the recent study has claimed that the number of tobacco users in the country has come down by about 81 lakhs, according to the report of the Global Adult Adult Tobacco Survey 2016-17.



A recent study report has claimed that the number of tobacco users in the country has come down by about 81 lakhs, according to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2016-17 report.

According to the report of this study, where 29.6 percent of men use tobacco in India, the number of women consuming tobacco is 12.8 percent. The Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI) has directed the Food Safety Commissioners of all the states and union territories of the country to properly implement the ban on production and sale of gutkha and pan masala.

Let us know that every year about one million people die due to tobacco in the country. According to statistics, India has the highest number of oral cancer patients in the world .

If sources are to be believed, CK Mishra, Secretary, Central Health and Family Welfare Department, told the Chief Secretaries of all the states except the Chief Secretaries of Bihar, Karnataka, Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala, citing the Supreme Court's directive dated October 23, 2016. They are to exercise the rights conferred under the Food and Safety Standards Act, 2011, made under the Food and Safety Standards Regulation.

According to Rule 2024 of this regulation, tobacco and nicotine cannot be included in our food items, so the sale of food products such as gutkha and betel spices, including tobacco and nicotine, should be banned.

An expert said on the basis of the report of the study that due to the government banning tobacco, gutkha, pan masala, there has been a decrease of 81 lakh in the people who eat these things. He also said that not only in India but around the world, many big diseases are taking place due to the consumption of tobacco. Also, many people have lost their lives due to this. But now the problems caused by tobacco will be prevented to a great extent.

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