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[Asia, Pakistan] One person in every 10 seconds dies of COPD

Around 90 per cent of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD deaths occur in low and middle-income countries including Pakistan where cigarette smoking is the most commonly encountered risk factor for COPD, health experts warned on Thursday.
Daily Times (pk)
added Dec 2, 2016 05:31
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[Asia, Pakistan] Blatant violations, compliance go hand in hand at PIMS

Blatant violation of the anti-smoking law by doctors and attendants alike, coupled with irrational placement of ‘No Smoking’ signs in lobbies leading to the medical wards and their deficiency at various strategic locations where smoking is rampant, descr
The News (pk)
added Nov 28, 2016 01:20
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[Asia] HOW DO CIGARETTE COMPANIES TARGET CHILDREN IN PAKISTAN?

A national survey conducted by TheNetwork for Consumer Protection on Thursday revealed that the multinational cigarette manufacturing companies are systematically targeting children as young as six-year-old by using aggressive marketing techniques includi
(Karachi, Pakistan) Business Recorder (pk)
added Nov 26, 2016 02:04
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[Asia, Pakistan] Civil society report unveils tactics of tobacco industry

Fifty percent of the 500 shops surveyed in six major cities of Pakistan including Islamabad and Rawalpindi place cigarettes for sale together with candies and snacks, 14% give ‘limited time offers’ or free gifts on purchase of cigarettes, and 89% shops do
The News (pk)
added Nov 26, 2016 02:03
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[Asia, Pakistan] National Mass Media Campaign launched to sensitize people about harms of tobacco

Vital Strategies congratulated the Government on the launch of this campaign, which features a public service announcement (PSA) called “Sponge” that graphically depicts how cigarettes smoke causes preventable disease and premature death. Vital Strategies
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added Nov 23, 2016 13:23
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[Asia, Pakistan] ‘20pc of country’s wood is burnt to roast tobacco’

which leads to deforestation and causes pollution, according to the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD). In a presentation, available with Dawn, CADD has claimed that tobacco industries contribute to deforestation in a number of ways,
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added Nov 21, 2016 21:30
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[Asia, Pakistan] Tobacco growers slam closure of leaf purchase centres in Swabi

The tobacco growers in Yar Hussain area have condemned the closure of several leaf purchase centres in the Razaar tehsil and vowed to launch a campaign to protest the ‘economic murder’ of farmers in Swabi district...said that the multinational company, Ph
The News (pk)
added Nov 21, 2016 16:29
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[Asia, Pakistan] Parliamentarians turn down law calling for ban on sheesha

Members of a parliamentary committee on Wednesday turned down a bill seeking a ban on sheesha and other injurious substances. The Islamabad Prohibition of Sheesha Smoking Bill, 2016, which was introduced by Senator Mohammad Azam Khan Swati, was taken up
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added Nov 21, 2016 03:36
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[Asia] Pakistan to skip anti-tobacco moot in India

An official at the foreign ministry said that a decision not to attend the conference had been conveyed to India. “Under the current circumstances, we had no choice,” he said citing the high tensions with the neighbouring country. In India, organisers s
The Nation (pk)
added Nov 6, 2016 17:07
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[Asia] Pakistan to attend tobacco conference in India with limited presence

Pakistan’s participation at an important global anti-tobacco conference in India will, at best, be limited, officials confirmed here on Friday. Islamabad will not be sending a delegation to the event, they said. They were, however, unable to say whether
Express Tribune (pk)
added Nov 6, 2016 17:06
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