Tobacco Menace

Tobacco Abuse: Alarming Facts

  • Every Day 80000 to 100000 young people start smoking.
  • 14% of the Worlds young age 13-15 years use tobacco.
  • 1.3 billion users in the world.
  • 84% in developing countries and transitional economies.
  • Rising smoking and prevalence rates amongst children and adolescent.
  • Tobacco is responsible for 30% of all deaths.
  • Smokers have 2 to 3 times more death rate as compared to the non smokers of the same age group.
  • 1 billion people may die in 21st century due to tobacco.
  • By the year 2030 12 million deaths expected per year due to tobacco.
  • Eventually tobacco will kill about 650 million of the people alive today exceeding deaths from HIV, TB, Malaria, Accidents, Maternal Mortality, Homicides and Suicides jointly.
  • Tobacco and its smoke has over 4000 Chemical Compounds out of which over 60 are carcinogens causing 10 different Cancers.
  • In India age group 13 to 15 years prevalence is 17.5% all forms, 14.6% smokeless, 8.3% smoking. 2/10 boys and 1/10 girls use tobacco.
  • Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) has over 4000 chemical compounds and 43 carcinogens.
  • The only consumer product that kills its user.

It is never late, say “GOODBYE TOBACCO” right now.

 

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