New Delhi, October 23, 2016: Recent research indicates that more than 50% of cancers can be prevented if people simply change their lifestyle. Every year nearly one million new cancer cases are diagnosed in India, the prevalence being 2.5 million. With mortalities of 6,00,000-7,00,000 a year, cancer causes six per cent of all adult deaths in the country.
One of the leading causes of cancer in the world and India is tobacco consumption accounting for about 40 per cent of all cancers in India. About 275 million Indians (35 per cent of adult population and 14.1 per cent of children aged 13-15 years) are tobacco users.