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Smoking is not glamorous, it’s a killer

This Op-Ed by Nandita Murukutla, Vital Strategies Vice President, Global Policy and Research and Country Director, India appeared in The Hindustan Times.

Tobacco use is the single-greatest cause of death and diseases, and is responsible for one million casualties in India every year. If left unchecked, the number of such deaths is expected to rise to eight million annually. Each year tobacco-related illnesses cost our economy $22.4 billion. Of all the countries, India has the highest proportion of oral cancer patients among young adults.

To continue reading, visit The Hindustan Times website.