A new research from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington has revealed that India has made progress in reducing the prevalence of daily smoking among men. Smoking is the third top risk for health loss in India leading to nearly one million deaths each year in the country. Between 1980 and 2012 smoking prevalence among Indian men decreased from 33.8 per cent to 23 per cent. According to the research India has more female smokers – over 12.1 million – than any country except the United States. In 2012 female smoking prevalence was 3.2 per cent which is virtually unchanged since 1980.