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Medical Research Council: Tobacco Deaths in India

Medical Research Council: Tobacco Deaths in India

India is caught in the midst of a catastrophic smoking epidemic, which is causing one in five of all male deaths in middle age and will cause about one million deaths a year during the 2010s. Seventy percent of these deaths (600,000 male and 100,000 female) will be between the ages of 30 and 69. In rural India, smoking mainly kills by causing death from TB. In Indian cities it mainly kills by causing heart attacks. Cancer deaths in India will continue to rise unless concerted action is taken to reduce smoking rates.
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