Smokers show 200 per cent more hypersensitive behavior as compared to non-smokers, according to the recent study published in The Choose Life. The study surveyed more than 1,000 people in five cities — Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow, Kolkata, and Bangalore — this month.
The study also revealed that smoking leads to mental stress that is 178 per cent more among smokers as compared to non-smokers. According to the World Health Organization study, 9 lakh people die in the country due to tobacco consumption, smoking being the primary reason.
The study revealed that in the India, 405 of the surveyed adult population was hooked to smoking and this, in turn, leads to 53.46 per cent deaths due to smoking related non-communicable disease.
Despite knowing the health hazards of smoking, 74 per cent of the surveyed smokers felt that it was hard to quit. Shockingly, 3 out of 4 respondents smoked even if they are unwell and 8 in 10 smokers felt the urge to smoke as soon they woke up.
The 65 per cent of the man who smoked had high blood pressure in 4 out of 5 non-smokers.High blood pressure and increased CO levels can have a serious impact on physical and mental health.
The challenging thing for Bengaluru's that around 67 per cent of started smoking at the age of 18-24 and by the age of 35, around 715 surveyed smokers showed some form of stress relating to the lung-related issue.
As much as 31 per cent of smokers surveyed in the city said that they started smoking just for fun, which is a dangerous trend says the study.