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  • TV channels to air anti-smoking messages

    ISLAMABAD: As the World No Tobacco Day approaches, the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) succeeded in getting an assurance from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to run tobacco control messages through national TV channels and radio stations...

    “The campaign was held a few years ago and after that during a survey it was observed that 25 to 30pc smokers, who watched the video or posters, tried to quit...

  • Cigarette makers out to block passage of anti-smoking law

    PESHAWAR: The Cigarette-manufacturers are out to block the passage of a law, aiming to ban smoking, from the provincial assembly, according to sources...

    The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Prohibition of Smoking/Tobacco Products and Protection of Non-Smokers Health Bill, 2016 prohibits use of tobacco at public places, its sale near educational institutes and promotional activities by the makers to safeguard non-smokers against its potential...

  • Anti-smoking bill not finalised by NHS ministry

    ISLAMABAD: While discussing a ban on smoking, National Health Services (NHS) Minister Saira Afzal Tarar claimed on Thursday that she had repeatedly requested the speaker of the National Assembly to declare Parliament House a no smoking area, but in vain...

    Ms Tarar was speaking during a meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on NHS, during which the Prohibition of Smoking and Protection of Non-Smokers Health (Amendment)...

  • Censor board, ministry agree to air anti-smoking messages before movies

    ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Health Services’ (NHS) Tobacco Control Cell (TCC) and the Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) have signed an agreement under which two public service messages on the hazards of smoking will be played before movies in cinemas...

    TCC Technical Head Dr Ziauddin told Dawn had reached out to board chairman Mubashar Hassan to play a role in raising awareness among the public about the hazards of...

  • LHC seeks compliance report on anti-smoking law enforcement

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday sought compliance report from the Punjab government on the implementation of anti-smoking law at public places in general and educational institutions in particular...

    Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi was hearing a petition moved by Advocate Azhar Siddique questioning non-implementation of “Prohibition of Smoking and Protection of non-Smokers Health Ordinance, 2002...

  • Turkmenistan the world’s most non-smoking country: WHO

    Cited by state media, Chan noted that the country ratified the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in 2011 by which time it had already banned smoking in public places...

    Also speaking at the forum, Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, Head of the Convention Secretariat, challenged the Central Asian state to drive smoking down to five per cent of the population in the coming years...

  • Legislation banning smoking at public events to be introduced

    ISLAMABAD: After the Supreme Court recommended for local laws to be strengthened against tobacco use, the Ministry of Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) has decided to introduce legislation so that the use of tobacco will be banned at all public events...

    The new legislation will ban smoking during public and political rallies, protests, sit-ins, religious gatherings, fashion shows, music concerts and a section for...

  • Smoking in public

    THIS is apropos of Asif Jah’s letter on the issue of smoking at public places (April 28)...

    I had a similar experience at a famous fast food restaurant in Karachi the other day, where people were seen smoking inside the airconditioned restaurant in the presence of small children...

  • Smoking to kill 200 million in China this century

    Smoking-related diseases will claim 200 million lives in China this century and plunge tens of millions into poverty, a report said on Friday...

    But a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said Friday that the Asian giant will suffer an economic toll if it does not urgently reduce its smoking population...

  • 133 arrested for ‘sheesha’ smoking, Punjab govt tells SC

    ISLAMABAD: The Punjab government on Tuesday submitted an interim report in the Supreme Court, informing it that it had arrested 133 people and registered 32 cases against different offenders from 2014 to 2015 for serving ‘sheesha’ smoking (glass hooka)...

    Take a look: SC seeks report on implementation of Sheesha ban in countryA three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali is seized with a case regarding...

  • Chief Justice urged to ban smoking in SC building

    ISLAMABAD: While the country’s law prohibits smoking in public places, this law is openly violated in the building of the Supreme Court, under the nose of the chief justice...

    Non-governmental organisation TheNetwork for Consumer Protection appealed to Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk to to help enforce the ban against smoking in public places, including lower courts, and declaring the Supreme Court premises ‘smoke free’...

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