Tobacco has been used in India for centuries. Earlier tobacco used to be in the form of chewing tobacco leaves or smoking and now at present there are many products made up of tobacco that are available in the market. Around or more than 4000 type of chemicals are found in tobacco and about 60 chemicals in that are responsible for causing cancer. A drug named “Nicotine’ is highly addictive and is as addictive as heroin or cocaine.More as 30 percent of the Indian population which are of the age of 15 or more uses tobacco in some form. Types of tobacco that are found in India are beedis, cigarettes and cigars, chillum, hookah, khaini, gutkha, pan with tobacco and pan masala.
Using of tobacco and its products has shown a very adverse effect on everybody’s life as it is associated with the various oral diseases which are the major contributor to the global oral disease. Different types of studies and survey about the usage of tobacco has been conducted by the number of cases which were observed by the patients having disease related to the consumption of tobacco and as such were hospitalized. India has signed a global treaty on tobacco control and on another numerous anti-tobacco laws but despite of those laws India is failing to implement that laws effectively and as such people are vulnerable to addiction and which is resulting in ill health according to the reports.
Currently India has a population of 1.2 billion in which currently 275 million people are addicted to tobacco. By conducting a survey of 4 states in India-Maharashtra, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal it was found that there were 8,000 tobacco users and 2,400 non tobacco users which itself gives a clear glimpse of addiction of tobacco. India requires an urgent attention as day by day the consumption is increasing and it has been estimated as by the year 2020 tobacco consumption will cause around 1.5 million deaths in a year. However new inventions such as the electronic cigarette give hope that tobacco will be at least partially eradicated in India and around the world. For more information about electronic cigarettes, check out http://bestelectroniccigaretteblog.com … they have reviews and coupons for many of the top brands.
From the past so many years tobacco has moved from the fields of United States to other various developing countries because of inexpensive leaves and that of ban to the farmers of using chemicals in the west which gave India chance of producing tobacco and now India is the second largest producer of tobacco after China.
In United States use of tobacco is responsible of 1 in 5 deaths which are approximately equal to about 4,43000 early deaths each year. United States has higher percentage of smokers as compare to India as the percentage is much dependent upon the population as well as the gender wise consumption as in United States both men and women smoke almost in equal amount.