According to the poll, 38% of cigarette, 47% of bidi, and 52% of smokeless tobacco users started their habits before turning 10 years old.The head of the Voluntary health Association of India, Bhavna B. Mukhopadhyay, stated: "According to the Global Adult Tobacco survey 2016-2017, around 27 crore people in our nation use tobacco, and about 12 lakh people pass away from diseases associated to tobacco use each year. In India, commencing tobacco usage typically occurs at the age of 18.7. Men begin consuming cigarettes earlier than women do.
The chairman of the pulmonary medicine department of king George's Medical University, Prof. surya Kant, stated: "Tobacco smoke releases dangerous gases and chemical substances, with nicotine and tar being prominent among them. A total of 70 chemicals have been identified as carcinogenic, however many who use tobacco ignore this information.
The secretary general of the Association of international Doctors, Dr. abhishek Shukla, stated: "Smoking bidi is more dangerous than smoking cigarettes. Bidi has little nicotine, thus nicotine users need it frequently. In our nation, men are more likely than women to be addicted to smoking.
According to Dr. Amita Shukla, a senior gynaecologist at the sc Trivedi Memorial Trust hospital, smoking is one cause of infertility in women and, in the event that a pregnant woman smokes while she is pregnant, it can also result in preterm labour.
According to specialists, 70% of the smoke from cigarettes or bidis that are smoked stays in the environment after the smoker exhales, affecting passive smokers or those who smoke in a different way.