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Mizo smokers trying to kick the habit: Study

By The Assam Tribune

AIZAWL, May 27 (PTI) - More than 20 per cent of Mizo smokers have kicked the habit in the past one decade, raising hopes among social activists that Mizoram will shake off the ignominy of being the highest tobacco consumer.

A survey conducted by the Mizoram State Tobacco Control Society has found that more and more smokers are of late kicking the butt.

Jane Ralte, programme officer of MSTC, told PTI that the survey, conducted among 2,500 people above 18 years of age in eight districts of Mizoram, found that as much as 73.1 per cent of smokers wanted to quit smoking.

The survey reveals that while 55 per cent still smoked, 45 per cent are non-smokers or who had quit the habit.

As many as 50.8 per cent of the smokers said they did not enjoy smoking, while 37.5 per cent still do and 84.

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