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India sees 42% decline in tobacco use in school-going children: Survey
Hindustan Times | 10/08/2021 11:23 PM | Click to read full article
In the past decade, there has been a 42% decline in tobacco use among school going children in the age bracket of 13-15 years, shows the latest edition of Global Youth Tobacco Survey’s India data, released on Tuesday.
However, it also adds that 38% of cigarette, 47% of bidi and 52% of smokeless tobacco users picked up the habit before their 10th birthday.