Release of Global Youth Tobacco Survey

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14 August 2021 Current Affairs:The Health Minister launched the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS-4).

Highlights:
♦ More than 29% of college students in India were uncovered to second-hand smoke.
♦ There has been a 42% decline in tobacco use among 13-15-year-old schoolchildren in the past decade.
♦ Use of any structure of tobacco was once greater amongst boys
♦ States with the perfect use among schoolchildren: Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram
♦ States with the lowest use amongst schoolchildren: Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka.
♦ 38% of cigarettes, 47% of bidi people who smoke and 52% of smokeless tobacco users initiated the use before their tenth birthday.
 

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