Smoking on rise among young Indian women: Assocham
New Delhi: Informal and social smoking is on the rise amongst younger working girls throughout metropolitan cities in India, an Assocham report mentioned on Thursday.
“Of the overall (respondents), solely about two p.c mentioned they had been heavy people who smoke (smoking one pack a day or extra)… a majority of them mentioned that peer stress and work-related stress pushed them to extend the variety of cigarettes they smoked,” the report mentioned.
“Some (respondents) even mentioned they smoked for weight reduction,” it added.
Nearly all of the respondents mentioned that the phenomenon of ladies smoking was principally confined to tier-one cities like Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai, in response to the report.
Among the respondents mentioned they smoked “casually owing to the ‘cool’ issue and…emotions of attractiveness, independence, and class”.
About 40 p.c of the respondents recognized themselves as very gentle people who smoke, with a behavior of smoking one or two cigarettes both every day or often. About 12 p.c mentioned they had been gentle people who smoke, smoking two to 3 cigarettes a day.
Of the remaining 46 p.c, a few fourth mentioned they’d give up smoking, the report added.
The survey was performed by Assocham Social Growth Basis amongst 2,000 girls within the age group of 22-30 years in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi-NCR (Nationwide Capital Area), Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, and Pune.