World No Tobacco Day 2011: India’s progress in implementing the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

This publication co-authored by USC Institute for Global Health Director Jonathan Samet and Heather Wipfli examine India’s progress in implementing the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. A global epidemic of tobacco use continues more than a half century after cigarette smoking was causally linked to lung cancer and other diseases. This epidemic has not spared India, home to 17.5 per cent of the world’s population and over 275 million tobacco users. India’s tobacco consumption is the second largest in the world, surpassed only by China.

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Authors: Rachel L. Schwartz, Heather L. Wipfli, and  Jonathan M. Samet
Published By: Indian Journal of Medicine
Date: May 11, 2011
Publication Link: http://icmr.nic.in/ijmr/2011/may/editorial1.pdf