Anti-smoking drive

  • February 26, 2021
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OVER the last few days, I have received text messages, both in English and Urdu, from the Federal Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination, warning about the dangers of combustible smoking, requesting to give it up, and also informing that smoking at public places is a punishable offence under the law. Apparently, it […]

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Cigarettes production increases by 14.5% in first half of fiscal year

  • February 22, 2021
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Islamabad: The cigarettes production has surged at least 14.5 per cent with a total worth of over Rs25 billion in the first six months of this fiscal year, according to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. The official data shows a significant increase in production and sale of the cigarettes in the country, contrary to the government’s […]

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Tobacco company selling nicotine to Pakistani youngsters

  • February 21, 2021
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LONDON: Last year the Spanish boyband Dvicio were riding high after their latest album topped the charts. The “boys” – by now all in their late 20s or early 30s – were the summer’s cover stars for Like!, a tween magazine. Despite the pandemic, the band were still touring Spain. But these were gigs with […]

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Tobacco prompted diseases cost $1.3b annually

  • February 17, 2021
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Islamabad : A number of different diseases caused by tobacco products have turned out to be one of the major financial burdens on Pakistan’s public exchequer and personal income, with a $1.3 billion in annual health cost. This is revealed in a research study, “Health Implications of Smoking in Pakistan,” published by the Center for […]

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