Kolkata: A majority of smokers in Kolkata fall prey to the habit between the age group of 16 to 20 and social factors like friends and peer pressure play an important role in picking up the habit. "Social factors like friends and peer pressure (93 per cent in Kolkata) play a leading part as a trigger to smoking, followed by work pressure," a survey by ICICI Lombard General Insurance said in its report on a month-long survey in Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. "Smoking is seen as a style statement and something that helps in relieving stress," the report said. The survey is an initiative to reveal and understand the underlying factors behind smoking behaviour.
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