New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Tobacco usage caused 7 percent of all deaths above the age of 30 in India, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad told the Lok Sabha Friday.
Azad in a written reply cited data from the World Health Organisation's 2012 Global Report on Mortality Attributable to Tobacco.
"Seven percent of all deaths for age 30 and over in India are attributable to tobacco. The proportion of deaths was almost 12 percent for men and 1 percent for women," he said.
"Tobacco was responsible for 9 percent of all non-communicable diseases and 2 percent of communicable disease-related deaths," he said.
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Om PrakashApril 27, 2012 at 9:07 PM
Data is well known to all. Please discuss now to stop use of tobacco by publically or personally. Use of tobacco shall be now punishable with penalty of Rs one lac.