As per survey of National Family Health Survey of-5 (2019-2021), the greatest tobaccos consumption is Mizoram(67.2%), followed by Tripura (53.63%) and thirdly, Manipur(50.36%).
So, why is this consumption is viewed as deadly risk factor leading to chronic disease; Nearly, India accounts 1.35 million deaths every year dealing with disease as cancer, cardiovascular disease, lung disease and stroke.
Basically, Tobacco is a plant used to make products that deliver nicotine to the body. Nicotine is the addictive drug in tobacco products, but they also contain many other chemicals that cause serious health problems. The dried tobacco leaves are mainly used for smoking in cigarettes’ and cigars as well as pipes and shishas. They can also be consumed as snuff, chewing tobacco, dipping tobacco and snus. Tobacco contains the highly addictive stimulant alkaloid nicotine as well as harmala alkaloids.
The consumption of tobaccos is resulted as the one of largest risk to health. Just not the risk of life threat but carries significant social and financial implications. The Survey of 2017-18 states “For the age of 35 and above, the popular expenditure in India on tobaccos use is approximately about INR 177,341 crores”.
In, Tripura and other states of India the “Smokeless Tobaccos” such as betel quid, khaini, gukta, etc., is the most popular addiction seen on the list of tobaccos consumption.