Share of tobacco smokers in India 2017 by gender and type

During the surveyed time period between August 2016 and February 2017, approximately fourteen percent of the male respondents stated that they smoke bidi's, as opposed to a female share of just over one percent. The share of male cigarette smokers was considerable low, at just over seven percent.
In order to discourage smoking, the Central Government of the south Asian nation had proposed to increase tax on tobacco products in its fiscal year 2020 Union Budget.

Share of population who are tobacco smokers across India between August 2016 and February 2017, by gender and type

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Release date

June 2018



Survey time period

August 2016 and February 2017

Number of respondents

76,500 respondents

Age group

15 years and older

Supplementary notes

Note: Figures represent daily and less than daily smokers.

*Includes manufactured cigarettes and hand-rolled cigarettes.

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