Economic implications of tobacco industry in India: An overview

Khushbu Sharma, Mohammed Junaid, Madan Kumar Parangimalar Diwakar

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Abstract

Tobacco usage has become engraved in the cultural practices of our country since time immemorial. With increased demand comes increased production, employment, and growth of the tobacco industry but for a deadly cost of human lives which fall prey to its use in either forms. In this article, we describe the economic burden faced by the country due to the emerging tobacco epidemic. The need of the hour is to understand the impact faced due to the tobacco industry in the country and to bring in appropriate efforts to reduce loss of economy and human lives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-133
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health
Volume61
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes

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