In JK, 32% of men, 1% of women addicted to tobacco: Survey

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In JK, 32% of men, 1% of women addicted to tobacco: Survey

On average, 35% of men smoke 5-9 cigarettes in 24 hours, among adults aged 15-49, 0.2% of women, 4% of men drink alcohol

Jammu, July 12: Worryingly, at least 32 percent of men and one percent of women consume cigarettes, bidis, hookahs and cigars in Jammu and Kashmir, a survey conducted by the Union government reveals.

The official figures from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to which we have had access indicate: “Almost a third of the population, or nearly 32% of men and 1% of women aged 15 to 49, consume some form of tobacco.

“Tobacco products primarily used by men include nearly 27 percent cigarette consumption, four percent bidis, hookah, and cigars or pipes two percent each,” it read.

The survey further indicates that among women and men, the consumption of different forms of tobacco was slightly higher in rural areas with a total of 1.4 percent for women and 35 percent for men than in rural areas. urban areas which have a total consumption of 0.7 percent among women. and 24 percent for men.

“More than a third of almost 35 percent of men smoke 5 to 9 cigarettes in the 24 hours,” it read.

It was also mentioned that “in Jammu and Kashmir, among adults aged 15-49, 0.2 percent of women and 4 percent of men drink alcohol, and the consumption is slightly higher. in rural areas ”.

The survey further indicated that in rural areas at least 0.3 percent of women and 4 percent of men drink alcohol while in urban areas 0.1 percent of women and 3 percent of men drink alcohol. one hundred of the men drank alcohol.

“Most men who drink alcohol consume it once a week and the population consists of 43% or people who drink less than once a week have a total percentage of 39 and the 19% of the population consume alcohol almost every day “, reads.


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