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Tobacco toll: twenty-five thousand people die every year

Kathmandu, 31 May: Some 25,000 people die in Nepal every year due to the consumption of tobacco products and the figure is on the rise every year.

Adolescents from the 15-19 age group makes up the largest section among the users of tobacco products in Nepal, a study shows. According to information made public by the Ministry of Health and Population, 30 percent people, out of the total population of the country consume tobacco. Male and female make up fifty percent each.

According to medical researches, smoking (cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and bidi, locally made cigars), intake of Gutkha, and inhaling hookah cause numeral health challenges in lungs. Tobacco intake increases the risk of chronic objective pulmonary, asthma and tobacco.

People’s News Monitoring Service

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