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BBC World Investigates Why India is the Oral Cancer Capital of the World

Lax enforcement of ban on sales to kids drives epidemic among young people

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Dec 1, 2011

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BBC World's innovative series The Health Show will broadcast a report this weekend examining India's daunting problem of tobacco use among children and its shocking consequences for health.

Young people in India commonly use gutka, a carcinogenic cocktail of flavored smokeless tobacco and additives. Extremely cheap and easily purchased by children and teenagers, an estimated 5 million kids are addicted to the product. It's responsible for 90 percent of oral cancer cases in India.

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posted December 01, 2011

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