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.