India bans smoking in public. Health minister says habit may kill nearly 1 million this year

by Emily Wax

NEW DELHI, Oct. 2 — India banned smoking in public places on Thursday, a move the government hopes will help curb the habit in a country that has one of the world’s largest populations of smokers.

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