India third on global ‘female smoking list’
August 27, 2009:
According to the latest Tobacco Atlas,published by the American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation the country ranks third in the top 20 female smoking populations across the globe.
The top two slots belong to United States 2.3 Crore & China 1.3 Crore.
50 Million women in the world are daily smokers. Out of which 22% from high resource & 9 % from low resources.
Atlas said 2.1 million cancer deaths per year will be attributable to tobacco by 2015.