• Tobacco use is the second cause of death globally (after hypertension) and is currently responsible for killing one in 10 adults worldwide.
  • Second Hand Smoking kills lakhs of people every year
  • There is no safe level of Exposure to Second-hand smoking
  • Only 20% of the total tobacco consumed in India is in the form of cigarettes
  • about 40% is in the form of bidis
  • 40% is consumed as chewing tobacco, pan masala, snuff, gutkha, masheri and tobacco toothpaste
  • These products contain putrefied tobacco, paraffin, areca nut, lime, catechu, and 230 permitted additives and flavours including known carcinogens
  • smokeless tobacco has been directly related to the incidence of oral cancer