Tobacco use destroying health of children as well as adults: PANAH

View of the cigarettes and tobacco stack. The tobacco plant is part of the genus nicotiana and of the solanaceae (nightshade) family.
City Reporter

Pakistan National Heart Association has expressed its concern while stating tobacco consumption claims about 166,000 lives in Pakistan.

It further added that according to WHO survey everyday about 1200 children between the age of 6 and 15 start smoking in Pakistan.

The special event was informed by Sana Ullah Ghumman, General Secretary, Pakistan National Heart Association that tobacco is very harmful to health and its regular use is a major cause of heart, cancer and other deadly diseases.

It is a matter of concern for 1200 children between the ages of 6 and 15 to start smoking daily .Pakistan is one of the 15 countries in the world that use tobacco extensively.

Smoking causes a number of diseases including heart, mouth, lung, esophageal cancer, diabetes and stroke. Smoking kills ten times more than cronovirus.

The risks are high, the government should take it seriously and take strict practical steps to prevent smoking.

Malik Imran, Country Head of Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK), said every hour 12 Pakistanis die due to heart attack, which is mainly due to smoking, 438 lives are lost daily due to tobacco use.

Harjate, 8 million worldwide annually, while more than 160,000 people die every year in Pakistan due to smoking, the rate of smoking among young people in Pakistan continues to increase.

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