Survey across India to gauge tobacco consumption among youngsters

  • | Wednesday | 24th January, 2018

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is initiating a large-scale study across India titled ‘Global Young Tobacco Survey’ to gauge tobacco consumption pattern among youngsters aged 13 to 17 years. The survey comes months after the central government released the second Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), in 2017, to analyse tobacco use in men and women of rural and urban India. “The current young tobacco survey will focus on 13 to 17 year olds. The survey had found that 42 per cent men, 14.2 per cent women consume tobacco in some form. The house-to-house survey also indicated that prevalence of tobacco consumption amongst minors had reduced from 10 to 4 per cent countrywide from 2010 to 2017.

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