Public disappointment to see no increase in tobacco taxes.

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Islamabad, The government should cherish the future of the young generation instead of the interests of the tobacco industry.

Parents frustrated by non-increase in tobacco tax

May the future of the young generation be saved from ruin.

Conversation of the participants of the session held with the members of parliament and welfare organizations.

Member National Assembly and Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Health Dr. Noshin Hamid said that we are the elected representatives of the people and as always we will continue to raise the voice of public interest on every platform. Smoking is not effective for human health in any way.Tobacco is the first step towards drug addiction, we all have to work hard to save the future of the young generation and take practical steps to eradicate smoking.
Administered by Pakistan National Heart Association (PANAH) Invited to a session on “public disappointment to see no increase in tobacco taxes”Members of Parliament Dr. Noshin Hamid, Uzma Riaz, Munawara Baloch, Amir Naveed Jiva, Country Head of Partners (CTFK) Malik Imran, Spark, Chromatic, Welfare, Political, Legal, Medical, Journalist were invited to the session. A large number of PANAH seekers including Squadron Leader Ghulam Abbas, Rukhsana Nazi and others attended. PANAH Patron Major General (retd) Muhammad Ashraf Khan and General Secretary Pakistan National Heart Association (PANAH) Sana Ullah Ghumman hosted the event.The session officially started with the recitation of Holy Quran.

Sana Ullah Ghumman, General Secretary(PANAH ) said that Panah is an organization that has been educating the people about heart disease for the last 37 years.Smoking is a major cause of other diseases, including heart And other disease.According to a global study, tobacco kills 8 million people worldwide every year, While more than 1.5 million people in Pakistan lose their lives every year due to smoking. The tobacco industry sells six and a half trillion cigarettes worldwide each year, not including necessities of life.
(CTFK) Country Head Malik Imran said that various investigations from all over the world including WHO have proved that if the consumption of something is to be reduced then the practice should be implemented, but the tobacco industry is throwing dust in the eyes of the nation.We are not talking about our self but the public interest. We are hopeful that one day the law enforcement agencies will follow suit. The government should take steps to make the young generation healthy.

Member National Assembly Uzma Riaz said that we are from Pakistan, interests are dearer to us than our own lives,Factors that harm health must be prevented, So that our nation can get rid of diseases.
Members of National Assembly Munawara Baloch, Aamir Naveed Jiva and others said that survival of Pakistan is our priority.It is the duty of the government to provide health, education and law and order.We will strive to be the voice of the people in the esteemed Parliament and the factors that are at stake for the future of our nation and especially the younger generation. To identify them, so that a healthy nation can be formed.

PANAH Patron Major General (Retd) Muhammad Ashraf Khan said that simple diet, walking should be included in daily life.Eat simple foods,Avoid smoking,sugary drinks, extra salt, so that a healthy society can be formed. At the end of the ceremony, he thanked all the guests.

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