Family pressure pushed many to give up smoking: Survey

New Delhi, May 31 (PTI) Many people feel healthier after quitting smoking as they gave up the habit due to family pressure, rising cigarette price and other factors, says a survey.

The survey by insurance firm ICICI Lombard found that 32 per cent of the respondents managed to stay off tobacco by keeping themselves busy.

As many as 1,500 former smokers were surveyed in the run up to the ‘World No Tobacco Day’ that is being observed today.

Around 52 per cent of men and women who used to smoke felt healthier after giving up the habit, the survey released today said.

“While a mere 19 per cent of the respondents gave up smoking because of the rising cost of cigarettes, 43 per cent said they kicked the habit due to family pressure,” it added.

As per the survey, most of the respondents, who began smoking 10-12 years ago, blamed hectic work schedules for smoking and consumed as many as 10-12 cigarettes a day. PTI RAM

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