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A Million Annual Smoking-Related Deaths in India

A Million Annual Smoking-Related Deaths in India

Host: Mark Nolan Hill, MD

Guest: Prabhat Jha, MD, PhD

Impactful research estimates on smoking-related mortality in India project that the country will soon see more than one million smoking deaths annually. Even in a nation as densely populated as India, the sheer size of these numbers is alarming. For more on the specifics of this data, host Dr. Mark Nolan Hill welcomes Dr. Prabhat Jha, professor of health and development, and founding director of the Centre for Global Health Research at the University of Toronto, and lead author of this noteworthy research published in the New England Journal of Medicine on the current smoking epidemic in India. How did Dr. Jha and his team coordinate the collection of data across the vast Indian subcontinent?

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