Pakistan ranks 15th among cigarette smokers

By Atta Ur Rehman Khan - Web Editor & Columnist

09th December, 2019

Pakistan is ranked among the top 15 countries in the world for smoking.

According to the details, ministry of Health submitted a report in National Assembly revealed that in Pakistan 31.8 percent of men, 5.8 percent of women and 19 percent of young people use tobacco,  meanwhile 4.4 percent men, one percent women and 7.1% of young people smoke daily.

The Ministry of Health also said in its report  that in the year 2017, Pakistan was ranked 6th most populated country and now Pakistan has become the fifth country with a population of 218.8 million 26 thousand people.

Ratio of population using tobacco is quite high in Pakistan as compare to several other countries.

 

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Earlier, San Francisco became the first major US city to effectively ban the sale and manufacture of electronic cigarettes, as concerns grow over a sharp rise in vaping among youths.

The city’s legislature unanimously approved an ordinance suspending the sale in shops or online of e-cigarette products that lack approval by federal health authorities. No such approvals currently exist.

Backers said the ban was necessary due to the “significant public health consequences” of “dramatic surge” in e-cigarette use among teenagers.


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