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[Asia, Pakistan] CTC urges govt not to fall for tobacco industry’s misleading claims

The Coalition for Tobacco Control Pakistan (CTC-Pak) has urged the government not to compromise the health of Pakistan’s youth by falling for the misleading claims of the tobacco industry, which is vigilantly lobbying to pressurise the government and is
The News (pk)
added May 16, 2017 14:01

[Asia, Pakistan] Health ministry launches anti-tobacco awareness drive through TV, radio stations

Under the campaign called ‘Sponge’, which would continue till the World No Tobacco Day on May 31, thousands of TV and radio ads would be aired during prime time and off peak periods, a health ministry press said here on Monday.
Pakistan Today (pk)
added May 15, 2017 17:48

[Asia, Pakistan] 'Tobacco use killing at least 300 every day’

The high prevalence of tobacco use in the country is killing more than 110,000 people every year, approximately 300 deaths every day. Pakistan is heading towards a darkening tobacco epidemic era shaped up by 24 million adults aged 15 or above using tobac
The Nation (pk)
added May 14, 2017 20:58

[Asia, Pakistan] Budget 2017-18: FBR mulling policy issues on tobacco taxation

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is considering policy issues on tobacco taxation whether merely a raise in Federal Excise Duty (FED) rate on cigarettes in budget (2017-18) would increase revenue from documented sector and decrease illicit trade of non
Business Recorder [DO NOT USE]
added May 13, 2017 01:43
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[Asia, Pakistan] ‘Smoking a gateway to top six preventable diseases’

Smoking is the mother of top six preventable diseases, including cancers, heart ailments and stroke, said renowned pulmonologist Prof Javed A Khan on Thursday.
The News (pk)
added May 13, 2017 01:42

[Asia, Pakistan] People who smoke, eat openly during Ramazan face 3-month imprisonment

The Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs on Wednesday unanimously approved the Ehtram-e-Ramazan (Amendment) Bill, 2017 under which fine for the hotel owners – violating the Ehtram-e-Ramazan Ordinance, 1981 – has been increased from Rs500 to Rs25
Express Tribune (pk)
added May 11, 2017 19:30

[Asia, Pakistan] National action plan for tobacco control demanded

civil society organisations on Thursday called for the formulation of a national action plan for the strict countrywide enforcement of anti-smoking laws and establishment of provincial tobacco control cells. They also urged the federal and provincial gov
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added May 11, 2017 14:32

[Asia, Pakistan] ARCHIVE: ‘20pc of country’s wood is burnt to roast tobacco’

about 2.5 million tonnes, is burnt for tobacco roasting, which leads to deforestation and causes pollution, according to the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD).
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added May 11, 2017 14:31

[Asia, Pakistan] Police told to enforce tobacco control laws

The Punjab government has directed the inspector general of police and district administrations to ensure the enforcement of tobacco control laws and to launch a 10-day campaign regarding the enforcement of the said laws across the province. The campaign
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added May 11, 2017 14:30

[Asia, Pakistan] 11 students in hospital due to tobacco units pollution

Eleven students of a private school contracted a respiratory problem due to dust from the adjacent tobacco factories...Rajanpur district council issued notices to the factories to shift their establishments from populated areas otherwise their factories w
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added May 11, 2017 14:29
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