How Tobacco Taxation can Save Lives and Enhance Revenue?

Extensive use of tobacco has become a public menace globally, as it is causing 5.4 million premature deaths each year and current trends predict that one billion people will die from tobacco use in the 21st century. In Pakistan, cigarette smoking and other forms of tobacco use have increased in recent years. According to Pakistan…

Smoking hazards highlighted at a seminar

Published in Pakistan Observer (1st Feb. 2011)Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD: Smoking which is usually accepted by family members is now increasingly criticized by the society and people around smokers which is a positive indication that we are moving towards a smoke-free society. This phenomenon was noted at a media training workshop on ‘Tobacco Taxation’ on Monday in Islamabad aimed…

Time for Islamabad to go smoke-free

Non implementation of anti smoking law is encouraging extensive use of tobacco leading to the deaths of 274 people a day and causing at least 25% of deaths in Pakistan.  Counseling services, high rate of taxation on sale of tobacco and complete ban on tobacco were few measures suggested on Monday at a gathering. The…