THE TOBACCO EPIDEMIC

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“Char bought a pack of clove cigarettes, claiming they tasted good, to which I ask why doesn’t she just go suck on a clove so I don’t have to inhale her perfumed second hand smoke?”
― Julie Halpern, Into the Wild Nerd Yonder

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smokerrsSharing from tobacco advocacy workshop conducted by VHA-Goa and GoaCan/

The Global Scene

Tobacco is largest killer worldwide. 1-10 deaths worldwide are tobacco associated.  80% of these being in developing countries.

29% of the world population is addicted to smoking. One might argue that it is not really very significant. What makes it significant is the tobacco abuser debuts at a young age of 13- 15. This abuse lowers his life span and he exits but his place is taken by the next addict. That is to say 29% might be constant and legible but within the 29% there is constant new infusion. Of the tobacco abusers, 48% of men and 10.3%of women are smokers. The rest use smokeless tobacco. 84% of the tobacco abusers are in the developing countries.

In the 20th century 100 million deaths were caused by tobacco it is to hit 1 a billion…

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