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Some Positive news - I think Biharis in Punjab have a much higher prevalence of smoking. Does this correlate with a lower Bihari population in Punjab now ? I think Sikhs hardly smoke (but do alcohol and drugs)

 

https://www.thestatesman.com/cities/chandigarh/punjab-registers-lowest-tobacco-use-prevalence-per-nfhs-5-soni-1503027399.html

Punjab registers lowest Tobacco use prevalence as per NFHS-5: Soni

 

Several studies have shown that it could make a person more vulnerable to the novel coronavirus diseases, he added.

SNS | Chandigarh | November 29, 2021 9:27 pm

Punjab has secured a place in the lowest tobacco use prevalence as per the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) data.

Disclosing this on Monday, Deputy Chief Minister OP Soni, who also holds the charge of Punjab health and family welfare minister, said as per the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) data released by the Union ministry of health and family welfare, the prevalence of tobacco use in Punjab is now lowest among all the states in the country.

Tobacco use in Punjab among males of 15 years and older has declined from 19.2 per cent (NFHS-4) to 12.9 per cent (NFHS-5) in the last five years. Punjab is also on top amongst all the states and Union Territories (UTs) in the prevalence of tobacco use in females older than 15 stands at just 0.6 per cent.

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