Use of gutka in Pakistan

Maliknaaz Samad

Use of gutka is growing in Pakistan and causing many dangerous diseases. In our country gutka users are there in large numbers, which is escalating rapidly as it is being sold everywhere. Nearly 75 percent cancer patients can be seen in hospitals affected by gutka, niswaar, paan masala, paan and other such poisonous eatables and chewables.
The main reason of cancer is chhalia, gutka or main puri. Children are not excption as these budding Pakistanis are also among the users. Earlier, gutka was banned in public places, but nowadays they are using gutka openly and mostly the users are the young teenagers. I request the government to stop gutka users and punish the traffickers to protect the future of the country.
—Turbat, Balochistan

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