Between 2009 and 2016, India has made progress in reducing the prevalence of use of both smoked and smokeless forms of tobacco. There is significant reduction in prevalence even when disaggregated for gender, urban or rural residence, age or forms of tobacco use. Exposure to second hand smoking too has declined at home and at all public places, except at the work-place, where it is stagnated.

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WHO Framework Convention On Tobacco Control Article 5.3

The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) and its Parties acknowledge that the tobacco industry represents a serious threat to the achievement of the Convention’s goals and objectives. In fact, Article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC calls on Parties to protect public health policies from the commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry. Read the full article.

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Global Adult Tobacco Survey result shows a decline in current tobacco use in India

From GATS 1 to GATS 2, the prevalence of smoking has significantly decreased by 4.6% points. The prevalence of smokeless tobacco use has decreased by 1.8% points, however, the decrease is not significant.

The prevalence of any tobacco use has significantly decreased by 2.8% points from 36.3% in GATS 1 to 33.5 in GATS 2.

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) is a global standard for systematically monitoring adult tobacco use (smoking and smokeless) and tracking key tobacco control indicators.

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