People will do anything but think.
You can read the article from the Tribune here.
You can read the referenced “study” here.
First, the “study” relies on EPA-propagated myth that PM2.5 kills, debunked in “Scare Pollution: Why and How to Fix the EPA.”
Next, the report makes the following claim:
Smoking prevalence in India is pretty high — 120 million smokers. Smoking (especially unfiltered) is a huge PM2.5 exposure.
When you say that outdoor air is killing more people than smoking (especially in a place like India), you have jumped the shark.