Anti-narcotics: campaign body to check tobacco use

Tobacco use is causing deaths of 0.1 mllion people every year in Pakistan through cancer and heart diseases.


APP July 27, 2013
The participants of the meeting observed that tobacco use is causing deaths of 0.1 mllion people every year in Pakistan through cancer and heart diseases. PHOTO: AFP

HYDERABAD:


The district implementation committee on tobacco control has formed an enforcement team to discourage the use of tobacco in public places, educational institutions, restaurants and recreational places in Hyderabad.


The team comprises police officers, health officers and district coordinator for tobacco control. It was formed in a meeting held by the implementation committee on Friday, under the chair of additional deputy commissioner Abid Saleem Qureshi.


The participants of the meeting observed that tobacco use is causing deaths of 0.1 mllion people every year in Pakistan through cancer and heart diseases. They expressed that there is a dire need to eliminate this menace from the society with the help of people of all segments.


The meeting decided to install anti-tobacco signboards on the roads with the help of  Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. Coordinator tobacco control Abdul Ghaffar Sheerani briefed the attendees  of the meeting on ways to control tobacco.


Published in The Express Tribune, July 28th, 2013.

COMMENTS (1)

Amanya John | 8 years ago | Reply

Thank you for this information. Kindly share with us about any technical assistance one can have to implement such an activity. It could be by way of Human resource or producing materials, international partnership and or networking. Thanks John

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