India is not the only country where smokers are dying.
The government is not letting them.
A survey of 1,100 smokers by a think tank found that half of them are taking their lives by jumping into the arms of an acquaintance or neighbour, as they do not have the skills to get their own cigarettes to them.
This is not good news for India’s cigarette makers, who are facing huge losses on the back of soaring prices and the inability of the government to tackle the problem of smoking.
The survey was carried out by the Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (IIMS) and the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in collaboration with the Indian Tobacco Research Institute (ITRI).
The survey was conducted between December 12 and January 13.
The number of people who have taken their lives is at a record high.
According to the government, around 9,200 people have taken the life of someone they knew.
It is estimated that over 7,000 people have died by jumping from a building in the last five years.
The survey found that people who are smoking have a very low suicide rate.
For instance, the rate for those who die by jumping is around 1 per cent, while for those that die by suicide, it is at 5 per cent.
The ITRI report said that there are two main reasons for this.
First, people who jump are in a very vulnerable situation, which makes it difficult to control the situation.
Second, they often do not know how to use their life-saving tools.
“They are not equipped to stop themselves,” the report said.
The report said most suicides are preventable.
For example, the suicide rate among young men in India is one of the lowest in the world, it said.
It also said that among those who are trying to stop smoking, most have not received the support they need.