Latest posts by Lancet Global Health (see all)
- [Comment] Recognising the role of community-directed treatment and of women in the fight… - Apr. 20, 2017
- [Articles] Progress and inequities in maternal mortality in Afghanistan (RAMOS-II): a… - Apr. 15, 2017
- [Articles] Pathways between childhood trauma, intimate partner violence, and harsh parenting:… - Apr. 14, 2017
- [Articles] Complementary feeding at 4 versus 6 months of age for preterm infants born at less… - Apr. 14, 2017
Historically, most of the smoked tobacco in India has been in the form of bidis, because they are cheap and locally manufactured. Evidence suggests that tobacco use rates are increasing in India, with a clear shift in consumption away from bidis to cigarettes among adults, particularly young adults aged 15–29 years.1 However, there is no such evidence for a consumption shift in adolescents aged 13–15 years despite high bidi smoking rates in this population. We appreciate Mrinal Barua and colleagues’ interest in our paper,2 and for proposing social class-specific strategies to reduce adolescent smoking in India.
Read original article: