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Study maps the link between socioeconomic status and tobacco use across India

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4635 (Published 19 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4635
  1. Tamoghna Biswas
  1. 1Kolkata

Half of all households in 24 states and territories in India report some kind of tobacco use and 9% consume multiple forms of tobacco, a study has found.

The study, reported in the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, analysed data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey of the 66th National Sample Survey (2009-10) which covered 100 855 households across India.1 The estimates of consumption of cigarettes, bidis, and smokeless tobacco were based on 30-day recall. …

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