BHUTANESE ADO­LES­CENT SMOK­ERS AND TO­BACCO USERS HIGH­EST IN SE ASIA

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Bhutan has the high­est num­ber of ado­les­cent smok­ers and to­bacco users in South-East Asia, re­vealed a World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion (WHO) re­port.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­gional re­port on men­tal health sta­tus of ado­les­cents by the WHO, of the 5,809 stu­dents in the age group of 13-17 years eval­u­ated, al­most 1,700 of them used to­bacco prod­ucts.

With 24.2 per%, Bhutanese youth also tops in terms of al­co­hol use in the re­gion.

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