Perception of smoking among smokers and non-smokers in India 2017

During the surveyed time period between August 2016 and February 2017, more than 91 percent of the respondents who smoked currently stated that they believed that smoking caused serious illness. A share of approximately 94 percent of the non-smoking respondents stated that they believed that others smoking habits could cause serious health ailments among children.
In order to discourage people from smoking, the Central Government of the south Asian nation, in its Union Budget for fiscal year 2020, had proposed to levy higher taxes on cigarettes.

Perception of smoking among smokers and non-smokers across India between August 2016 and February 2017

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Release date

June 2018

Region

India

Survey time period

August 2016 to February 2017

Number of respondents

74,037 respondents

Age group

15 years and older

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