Speakers stress lifestyle changes to reduce incidence of lung cancer

  • November 23, 2020
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KARACHI: Lung Cancer Awareness Month is celebrated in November with the aim of achieving better results for patients by raising the noise level of awareness about lung cancer and its harms. Dr Abdul Qayyum, consultant oncologist at the Ziauddin Hospital, highlighted the many risk factors to be aware of in order to detect lung cancer […]

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Study Reveals How Smoking Worsens COVID-19 Infection Airways

  • November 19, 2020
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ISLAMABAD, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 19th Nov, 2020 ) :Researchers using a model of airway tissue created from human stem cells have pinpointed how smoking cigarettes causes more severe infection by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, in the airways of the lungs. The study, published in the journal Cell Stem […]

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Black market sale of cigarettes causes Rs77.3bn damage to exchequer

  • November 19, 2020
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ISLAMABAD: Black market cigarettes sales resulted in tax evasion of Rs77.3 billion Pakistan during the fiscal year 2019-20, a representative of Pakistan Tobacco Company (PTC) said on Thursday. The counterfeit cigarette trade has also increased to approximately 2.75 billion sticks per annum. Illicit cigarettes accounted for 37.6 per cent of total consumption in Pakistan in […]

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Awareness Of Lung Disease Stressed On ‘World COPD Day’

  • November 18, 2020
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ISLAMABAD, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 18th Nov, 2020 ) :Health experts on Wednesday urged physicians and media to join hands for increasing better awareness to prevent Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease(COPD) as it is currently the third leading cause of death globally and smoking was the root cause of this disease, so […]

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Lack of exit strategies for current smokers fueling tobacco epidemic

  • November 17, 2020
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Islamabad:Nearly 8 million people die from smoking-related diseases every year and a projected 1 billion people will die from smoking-related diseases by 2100. The primary aim of tobacco control should be to offer suitable exit strategies to current smokers. Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) should be properly defined by parties to the Framework Convention for Tobacco […]

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PM Imran Khan pushed for intervention in cigarette health levy

  • November 15, 2020
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Islamabad : Speakers during a policy dialogue on tobacco taxation in the country on Saturday urged the prime minister to intervene for the imposition of health levy on cigarettes. The event was organised by the Society for Protection of Rights of the Child at a local hotel. SPARC Executive Director Sajjad Ahmed Cheema said in […]

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Economic burden of smoking crossed Rs190b in 2018

  • November 11, 2020
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Islamabad : Pakistan endured an economic burden to the tune of Rs192 billion ($13 billion) on account of smoking related illnesses during 2018, states a recent study published as preprint on Medrix—a webpage for scientific articles. Titled ‘Estimates of economic burden due to smoking attributed illnesses,’ the study provides an opportunity to assess the overall […]

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E-cigs May Be ‘gateway’ To Cigarettes For Teens: Study

  • November 9, 2020
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ISLAMABAD, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 9th Nov, 2020 ) :A new study, published in the journal Pediatrics, finds that e-cigarette use is associated with a higher risk of cigarette smoking among adolescents who had no prior intention of taking up conventional smoking. These findings have strong implications for practice and policy, […]

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Government should save youth from use of tobacco

  • November 6, 2020
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Rawalpindi – The government should take the application of health levy seriously so that the young generation is protected from the harmful effects of tobacco and sugary drinks, Sanaullah Ghumman, General Secretary, Pakistan National Heart Association (PANAH) said on Thursday. He said that the increase of tobacco use among women in the next five years […]

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