When Americans think of tobacco, they usually think of smoking more than chewing. Smoking is a problem in India, but the bigger problem is smokeless forms of tobacco, says Ritesh Mistry, an assistant professor in health behavior and health education at the University of Michigan.
“The interesting thing about India is that there are dozens of different products for smokeless tobacco,” Mistry says. “The market is very diverse for tobacco here.” Read more
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