Save youth by increasing tobacco taxes

Staff Reporter

Programme Manager of Society for Protection of Rights of Child Khalid Ahmed Dogar has said about 1200 children between the age of 6 and 15 start smoking in Pakistan every day, which is due to the affordable rates of cigarettes in the country. About 166,000 people die due to tobacco related diseases in Pakistan.

He was speaking at National Press Club. Ch Sana Ullah Ghuman, Secretary General, Pakistan National Heart Association said tobacco taxation is a critical element of a comprehensive tobacco control strategy.

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