The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has issued a warning to smokers after a study found that people who smoke more than four cigarettes a day are at a greater risk of developing smoking-related diseases, including lung cancer.
The AAP said that the study was conducted in five Indian cities in which a total of 14,000 people were enrolled.
The study showed that those who smoked three or more cigarettes a week had a three times higher risk of lung cancer than those who did not smoke, the report said.
It also said that those smokers who smoked more than five cigarettes a night were at a three-times higher risk.
The AAP’s report said that even if people do not smoke every day, they still need to reduce their intake.
It also said they should take regular exercise, including brisk walking, walking at a brisk pace and avoiding all forms of exposure to pollution, such as indoor air pollution and exposure to the sun.
The report said it was possible to quit smoking for those who want to, and also that the smoking ban in India had a lot to offer.
It noted that the country had the world’s largest cigarette market and a huge population of smokers, with about 6.5 million people who had tried smoking a cigarette.