Smoke-free capital: Traffic police campaign begins today

Efforts will be made to raise awareness about anti-tobacco laws and the hazards of smoking.

APP May 18, 2015


The Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) will launch its campaign to make the capital ‘smoke-free’ from Tuesday.

The campaign is being launching in coordination with the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD). During the drive people will be educated about anti-smoking laws in the capital.

Banners will be placed at prominent places in the city, while pamphlets and other material with information will be distributed among the general public as well as public transporters.

During the drive, efforts will be made to raise awareness about anti-tobacco laws and the hazards of smoking.

SSP Traffic Malik Matloob said the ITP would coordinate with authorities to ensure implementation of tobacco control laws by educating road users and conducting effective checking of public transport vehicles.

During this campaign, a police spokesperson said ITP and CADD officials would brief the public in various phases.

The SSP said the public would be made aware of
the ban on the use of tobacco in transport vehicles as well
as public places and also
about the hazards of tobacco use by making announcements through the ITP Education Wing and Radio FM 92.4.

He said meetings would also be arranged with office bearers of transporters’ unions to ensure implementation of the ban on smoking.

The SSP added that according to the Prohibition of Smoking and Protection of Non-Smokers Health Ordinance, 2002, smoking was illegal at public places and public transport vehicles. The drive will continue till June 4.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 19th, 2015. 


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