Tobacco Control Cell disbanded

  • April 29, 2021
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ISLAMABAD: Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) has disbanded the Tobacco Control Cell (TCC) and terminated services of its staff. According to anti-tobacco advocates this sends out an extremely negative message to the international community, which is going to observe World No Tobacco Day next month. Parliamentary Secretary (Health) Dr Nausheen Hamid was unaware of […]

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Consumption of tobacco costs Pakistan Rs 615bn per annum

  • April 29, 2021
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The tobacco consumption is levying a burden of Rs 615 billion per annum on the national exchequer in terms of economic and health costs as the smoking-attributable direct cost is 8.3 percent of the total country’s health expenditure. Anti-smoking experts said this in a virtual launch of “Tobacco Tax Reforms Model in Light of Health […]

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Tobacco industry pays peanuts to govt

  • April 25, 2021
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Islamabad : The multinational tobacco industry in Pakistan has been earning millions of rupees annually through the sale of cigarettes and other related products but was paying peanuts to the government in taxes. This is revealed in a research study, “Illicit Trade in Tobacco: A Dossier on Contributing Factors and its Global Implications,” that was […]

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Economic burden of tobacco disease, death tops Rs615bln

  • April 25, 2021
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LAHORE: Pakistan, with 24 million active tobacco users, is among world’s top tobacco-consuming nations and the economic burden of related diseases is relatively huge here, findings of a study showed on Monday. The study titled “The Economic Cost Of Tobacco-Induced Diseases in Pakistan” was released in April 2021 by the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics […]

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An alternate to better public health

  • April 23, 2021
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Global public health is under dual pressure: while the ongoing pandemic is putting public health under pressure, another high-burden epidemic – the tobacco epidemic – has been unnerving public health for decades, pushing more than 8 million people from around the world to the verge of death every year. In a scenario where an average […]

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Consumption of vapes and electronic- cigarettes

  • March 28, 2021
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The leverage of vapes and Electronic-Cigarettes is tremendously being ubiquitous around the world. Back in the day, the exercising of tank system was reckoned innocuous. But according to an estimation that the vape pens contain nicotine, solvent, flavor, water, and including around 60 compounds inside the liquid which are respiratory irritants, and some other similar […]

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Vape aerosol has minimal impact on gene expression

  • March 27, 2021
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ISLAMABAD   –  A new peer-reviewed study published in the journal Toxicological Research & Application shows acute exposure of a 3D human bronchial tissue model to e-cigarette aerosol has minimal impact on gene expression compared to smoke from combustible cigarettes.The research involved sub-cytotoxic exposure to cells in a 3D human bronchial model (MucilAirTM) to nicotine-containing vape […]

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Health levy

  • March 23, 2021
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The disease burden in terms of funds required to provide healthcare services to citizens is huge in Pakistan, whereas the resources available to the government for this purpose are limited. Because of this, people have to approach health service providers in the private sector which takes a heavy toll on their pockets. Those who are […]

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