NEW DELHI: Yet another BJP lawmaker has come out in defence of tobacco industry and said that smoking does not have any negative impact on health.

According to NDTV, BJP MP from Assam, Ram Prasad Sarmah has said that whether or not smoking causes cancer is debatable.

To substantiate his claim, the BJP MP says, “I know two elderly people who drank a bottle of alcohol and smoked 60 cigarettes every day. One is still alive, the other died at 86.”

Earlier, a huge controversy broke out over comments by a parliamentary panel head and BJP MP Dilip Gandhi that there was no Indian study to confirm tobacco use leads to cancer, leaving the government embarrassed and rival parties and the medical fraternity gunning for him. .. see more

source: times of india