Number of girl smokers in India are increasing rapidly. In 2005, only 1.5% Indian girls smoking cigarette , bidi. But In 2009, current India has more than 2 crore Girl Smoker( Almost 4% girl smoker in India) . Smoking rate among girls are more in Bangalore,Pune,Delhi,Mumbai than Kolkata,Assam,Kanpur,Punjab.
In a study, it revealed that todays Office working girls smoke more than homely girls. In Bangalore,Pune,Delhi,Mumbai many office working girls stay alone or share flat & often stay away from parents. So from the work pressure & loneliness, girls start smoking .Office working girl enjoy the smoking cigarette with tea Study also revealed that many girl smoker enjoy the smoking & regular smoke 2-3 packet of cigarette.Smoking also now a status symbol for young girls. In the extreme village part of India, poor girls enjoy the puff of Bidi.
WHO warned that increasing rate of girl smoking create problem in pregnancy & children death rate will be increased.Girl smoker will be more affected in Cancer.Also Indian girl smoker burns out 100 crore everyday.
Still Indian Government silent to ban the cigarette in India.