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It is an established fact that tobacco use, primarily cigarette smoking, is the leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality. Smoking causes approximately 84% of deaths from lung cancer and 83% of deaths from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in the world, as per the UK’s National Health Service. In India, too, the tobacco epidemic is rapidly increasing and nearly 28.6% of all Indians are tobacco users. Cigarettes expose smokers to a deadly cocktail of chemicals, carcinogens and respiratory toxicants, which are byproducts to the burning of tobacco. Smoking damages airways and alveoli (air sacs) in the lungs, causing lung cancer and COPD, which includes lung conditions like emphysema, chronic bronchitis and inflammation. As per CDC estimates, smokers are 12 to 13 times more likely to die of (..)