In India Tobacco Behind 7 Percent Deaths Above Age 30

by Rukmani Krishna on  April 28, 2012 at 12:48 PM Indian Health News
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Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad told the Lok Sabha on Friday that tobacco caused 7 percent of all deaths above the age of 30 in India.

Azad in a written reply cited data from the World Health Organization's 2012 Global Report on Mortality Attributable to Tobacco.
In India Tobacco Behind 7 Percent Deaths Above Age 30
In India Tobacco Behind 7 Percent Deaths Above Age 30
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"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.

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"Tobacco was responsible for 9 percent of all non-communicable diseases and 2 percent of communicable disease-related deaths," he said.

Source: IANS
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