Tobacco: The Cost-effectiveness of Current Smoke-free Policies
percent of these deaths taking place in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) (Mathers & Loncar, 2006).
Currently, about 10 percent of the world’s smokers live in India (World Health Organization, 2008). The 2009-2010 Global Adult Tobacco Survey, a nationally representative household survey, found that 34.6% of adults over the age of 15 in India currently use tobacco (International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), 2010). The prevalence of tobacco smoking in Gujarat, India, including