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Smoking habit initiated early in life can be more harmful, say experts

Times of India | 04/08/2021 01:02 PM | Click to read full article

India still has a whopping 367 million tobacco users in India with7.7% ‘bidi’ smokers. Most adult smokers often begin smoking in their teens which is more harmful than those who take up smoking later. It is often the cumulative impact of smoking over many years that leads to Lung Cancer.

When a non-smoking individual is around friends and family who smoke, they also indirectly fall prey to passive smoking. Around 51% of Lung Cancer patients are passive smokers in India. Secondhand smoking can lead to Bronchitis, COPD, Lung Cancer, etc.