Recently, researchers of an international team have found that in the developing countries, smoking is taking its toll as two fifth of men are found of being affected by it, while women are swiftly picking up the habit of smoking.
The findings of the study have been published in the journal The Lancet medical. Writing in the journal, the researchers noted that the anti-smoking campaigns are not effective in developing countries because of it; many are at the risk of picking up the habit of smoking.
Smoking has been linked to life threatening disease in many previous studies. Lung cancer and mouth cancer are some of the very common diseases caused by chewing of tobacco and cigarettes. At one side, nations like Australia and Scotland are working on developing strategies to help people in quitting smoke. But, unfortunately developing nations are failing in helping the smokers.
The President of Tobacco-Free Kids, Matthew L. Myers, said, "Without urgent action, tobacco use will claim 1 billion lives this century". He has asked the developing countries to take concrete actions so that the menace of smoking could be reduced. Every year, large number of people develops heart diseases and cancers because of the ill practice of smoking and tobacco chewing.