CTC-Pak Membership Form
"WITH current smoking patterns,
about 500 million people alive today will eventually be killed by tobacco
use. More than half of these are now children and teenagers. By 2030,
tobacco is expected to be the single biggest cause of death worldwide,
accounting for about 10 million deaths per year. Increased activity to
reduce this burden is a priority for both the World Health Organization
(WHO) and the World Bank as part of their missions to improve health and
reduce poverty. By enabling efforts to identify and implement effective
tobacco control policies, particularly in children, both organizations would
be fulfilling their missions and helping to reduce the suffering and costs
of the smoking epidemic"
LANDMARK DECISIONS FOR TOBACCO CONTROL
May 31, 2009
In historical moment, Pakistan took bold initiatives and delivered
lethal blows to knock down the tobacco industry.
Due to consistent efforts of the tobacco control lobby in Pakistan
and effective coordination between the Federal Ministry of Health,
World Health Organization Pakistan, CTC-Pak, TheNetwork and
international partners in Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco
long controversial SRO on allowing DSAs
has been rolled back.
The tobacco industry has been
to offer free giveaways, cash rebates or discounts as marketing
Moreover, Pakistan Railways has been declared 'Smoke-Free'
from July 1st, 2009
recognizing the importance of this year's WNTD theme,
on cigarette packs will be introduced in January 2010.
Pakistan was strongly criticized by the civil society
and international friends when back in September 2008 it issued a
SRO allowing Designated Smoking Areas in the country. Tobacco
control activists raised their voices, made public appeals, wrote
letter and build campaigns raising awareness on the issue which
result in holding of the said ordinance in October 2008. And now,
after 9 months of labour, sweet results have emerged and the said
SRO is finally withdrawn.
CTC-Pak would like to thank all its friends,
the coalition members, media friends Tobacco Control Initiative Cell
(Ministry of Health), World Health Organisation, Campaign for
Tobacco Free Kids , the International Union Against Tuberculosis and
Lung Disease among others who have provided their continuous support
during this time.
Congratulations to all.
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translation and adaptation of FCTC provisions into national tobacco control
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