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MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS 2013

This section acts as a resource channel for tobacco control and health related media releases by CTC-Pak and contributed by other sources.

(Click here for Media coverage of previous years)

Published Dec 31, 2013
[International Smoking]

Source
onepakistan

Why smoking is so terribly addictive

Why smoking is so terribly addictive
For detail: pakistan.onepakistan.com.pk

Published Dec 30, 2013
[Sheesha]

Source
worldnewsviews

SHEESHA and Energizers can cause infertility

SHEESHA and Energizers can cause infertility
For detail: pakistan.worldnewsviews.com

Published Dec 30, 2013
[International Smoking Ban]

Source
The News

China bans officials from smoking in public

China bans officials from smoking in public
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Dec 30, 2013
[Cigarette Smoking]

Source
rjsbrothers

How To Deal With A Cigarette Smoking Relapse

How To Deal With A Cigarette Smoking Relapse
For detail: rjsbrothers.com

Published Dec 30, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
capitalofpakistan

Real-Life Smoking Caterpillar Uses Nicotine as Defense

Real-Life Smoking Caterpillar Uses Nicotine as Defense
For detail: www.capitalofpakistan.com

Published Dec 29, 2013
[Smoking Strok]

Source
worldnewsviews

Cigarette smoking adverts highlight mind threat

Cigarette smoking adverts highlight mind threat
For detail: pakistan.worldnewsviews.com

Published Dec 28, 2013
[E-Cigarette]

Source
rjsbrothers

The New Electronic Cigarette And Its Strengths

The New Electronic Cigarette And Its Strengths
For detail: rjsbrothers.com

Published Dec 28, 2013
[Smoking Health]

Source
islamandhistory

Effects of Cigarette Smoking: Read Article Urdu and English

Effects of Cigarette Smoking: Read Article Urdu and English
For detail: www.islamandhistory.com

Published Dec 28, 2013
[Teen Smoking]

Source
capitalofpakistan

Strict parenting may reduce teen smoking

Strict parenting may reduce teen smoking
For detail: www.capitalofpakistan.com

Published Dec 27, 2013
[E-Cigarette]

Source
rjsbrothers

How an Electronic Cigarette is Made

How an Electronic Cigarette is Made
For detail: rjsbrothers.com

Published Dec 27, 2013
[Farmers Tobacco]

Source
Dawn

Companies want farmers to improve quality of tobacco crop

Companies want farmers to improve quality of tobacco crop
For detail: m.dawn.com

Published Dec 26, 2013
[Sheesha Smoking]

Source
pakobserver

Havocs of Sheesha smoking

Havocs of Sheesha smoking
For detail: pakobserver.net

Published Dec 24, 2013
[Smoking Health]

Source
rjsbrothers

Ill-Aftereffects of Cigarette Smoking on Skin Health

Ill-Aftereffects of Cigarette Smoking on Skin Health
For detail: rjsbrothers.com

Published Dec 23, 2013
[Tobacco Conflict]

Source
Tribune

Blowing hot: Federal, K-P govts ignite tobacco conflict

Blowing hot: Federal, K-P govts ignite tobacco conflict
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Dec 23, 2013
[Smoking E Cigarettes]

Source
The News

New York City expands smoking ban to include e-cigarettes

New York City expands smoking ban to include e-cigarettes
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Dec 22, 2013
[Shisha Cafes]

Source
awaztoday

LHC orders ban on Shisha cafes, smoking in public places

LHC orders ban on Shisha cafes, smoking in public places
For detail: www.awaztoday.com

Published Dec 21, 2013
[Gutka]

Source
thefrontierpost

Gutka selling on the rise in Mirpurkhas

Gutka selling on the rise in Mirpurkhas
For detail: www.thefrontierpost.com

Published Dec 21, 2013
[Cigarette Smuggling]

Source
ionzpk

Incident Of Cigaret Smuggling, Cigarette Smuggling Through Wood

Incident Of Cigaret Smuggling, Cigarette Smuggling Through Wood
For detail: fashionzpk.com

Published Dec 21, 2013
[Campaign Smoking Harms]

Source
education4world

University of the Punjab, Lahore Students Campaign On Smoking Harms

University of the Punjab, Lahore Students Campaign On Smoking Harms
For detail: www.education4world.net

Published Dec 20, 2013
[Tobacco Farming]

Source
nation

Punjab farmers looking for tobacco faming

Punjab farmers looking for tobacco faming
For detail: www.nation.com.pk

Published Dec 20, 2013
[Smoking Harms]

Source
nation

Students’ campaign on smoking harms

Students’ campaign on smoking harms
For detail: www.nation.com.pk

Published Dec 19, 2013
[Tobacco Farming]

Source
Business Recorder

Purchase of all locally-produced tobacco: bar encourages Punjab to switch over to tobacco farming

Purchase of all locally-produced tobacco: bar encourages Punjab to switch over to tobacco farming
For detail: www.brecorder.com

Published Dec 18, 2013
[Tobacco Farmers]

Source
thefrontierpost

Tobacco farmers bolstered by progressive pricing

Tobacco farmers bolstered by progressive pricing
For detail: www.thefrontierpost.com

Published Dec 18, 2013
[Stop smoking]

Source
rjsbrothers

Personal Vaporizer: New Cigarette Smoking Recipe

Personal Vaporizer: New Cigarette Smoking Recipe
For detail: rjsbrothers.com

Published Dec 18, 2013
[Smoking Health]

Source
abbtakk

Smoking can alter your genes

Smoking can alter your genes
For detail: abbtakk.tv

Published Dec 17, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
Dawn

Smoking hazards

Smoking hazards
For detail: www.dawn.com

Published Dec 16, 2013
[Tobacco Smoking]

Source
pakobserver

Effects of tobacco smoking

Effects of tobacco smoking
For detail: pakobserver.net

Published Dec 12, 2013
[Tobacco Consumption]

Source
worldtribunepakistan

Pakistan highest consumption of Tobacco in Asia

Pakistan highest consumption of Tobacco in Asia
For detail: worldtribunepakistan.com

Published Dec 11, 2013
[Smoking Pakistan]

Source
thefrontierpost

Smoking in Pakistan

Smoking in Pakistan
For detail: www.thefrontierpost.com

Published Dec 10, 2013
[Illicit Tobacco]

Source
worldnewsviews

Pakistan among top Asian states in illicit tobacco consumption

Pakistan among top Asian states in illicit tobacco consumption
For detail: pakistan.worldnewsviews.com

Published Dec 10, 2013
[CTC Health Warning]

Source
The News

CTC calls for rotation of health warnings on cigarette packs

CTC calls for rotation of health warnings on cigarette packs
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Dec 10, 2013
[Shisha Health]

Source
Dawn

Shisha use: a threat to public health

Shisha use: a threat to public health
For detail: m.dawn.com

Published Dec 05, 2013
[Censor Smoking]

Source
The News

Censor clash over ‘smoking’

Censor clash over ‘smoking’
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Dec 05, 2013
[International Smoking]

Source
jang

برطانوی بچوں میں سگریٹ نوشی کے جحان میں اضافہ

برطانوی بچوں میں سگریٹ نوشی کے جحان میں اضافہ
For detail: beta.jang.com.pk

Published Dec 05, 2013
[Sheesha Cafes]

Source
Daily Times

Around 300 sheesha cafes operating in city

Around 300 sheesha cafes operating in city
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Dec 04, 2013
[Tobacco Adverts]

Source
The News

CTAG issues new guidelines on tobacco adverts

CTAG issues new guidelines on tobacco adverts
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Dec 04, 2013
[Sheesha Cafes]

Source
Daily Times

‘Legislation against Sheesha cafes soon’

‘Legislation against Sheesha cafes soon’
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Dec 03, 2013
[Illegal Tobacco]

Source
Dawn

Illegal tobacco business

Illegal tobacco business
For detail: www.dawn.com

Published Nov 11, 2013
[Tobacco Price Growers]

Source
Dawn

Support price for tobacco

WHILE Pakistan Tobacco Board is busy collecting data from tobacco growers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to fix support price before the upcoming cultivation season, farmers are sceptical about the utility of the exercise.
For detail: www.dawn.com

Published Nov 10, 2013
[Tobacco Cess Income]

Source
Tribune

Best practice: ‘Tobacco cess important income source’

Chief Minister (CM) Pervez Khattak said tobacco cess is one of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s most important income resources and its judicious and transparent use on the welfare of the public is necessary.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Nov 10, 2013
[Quit Smoking]

Source
The News

Mondays might be your best day to quit smoking

Smokers are most likely to think about kicking their habit on Mondays, according to a new study, and this finding may help boost the effectiveness of anti-smoking campaigns.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Nov 10, 2013
[E Cigarette Addiction Allergies]

Source
The News

Women at higher risk for allergies, asthma

The researchers noted that doesn’t mean that e-cigarettes are risk-free, but it should reassure parents that teens who try the devices may simply be doing so for the novelty and aren’t necessarily setting themselves up for a lifetime of nicotine addiction.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Nov 05, 2013
[Ladies Empowering Smoke]

Source
Tribune

Ladies, it is not ‘cool’ or ‘empowering’ to smoke

I still remember how my brothers would deftly hide their cigarettes when ammi or abba entered the room. Those were the best and worst of times – times of unawareness and lightheartedness, when I’d sit for hours in a smoke-filled room with my brothers – chatting and laughing over senseless things like one only can with siblings.
For detail: blogs.tribune.com.pk

Published Nov 02, 2013
[World No tobacco day]

Source
Dawn

In pictures: World no tobacco day

The World Health Organization (WHO) commemorates World No Tobacco Day on May 31 each year. Anti-smoking campaigns are being conducted world wide to educate people about the harmful affects of smoking.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Nov 01, 2013
[Internationa News Crack Smoking]

Source
The News

Police have video of Toronto mayor 'smoking crack'

Toronto's embattled mayor Rob Ford refused once more to resign Thursday, even after the Canadian city's police chief revealed that investigators have a video reportedly showing him smoking crack.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Nov 13, 2013
[E Cigarette Smokers]

Source
The News

E-cigarettes could save millions of lives, conference told

Switching to e-cigarettes could save millions of smokers' lives, a conference on the rapidly expanding use of the devices has heard, though some delegates warned more research on the health effects is needed.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Nov 13, 2013
[Nicotine Products]

Source
Daily Times

A selection of ‘Nicotine Containing Products’

A selection of ‘Nicotine Containing Products’ or NCPs is displayed during ‘The E-Cigarette Summit’ at the Royal Academy. Afp
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Nov 14, 2013
[E Cigarette]

Source
The News

E-cigarettes could save lives, conference told

Switching to e-cigarettes could save millions of smokers lives, a conference on the rapidly expanding use of the devices heard Tuesday, though some delegates warned more research on the health effects is needed.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Nov 14, 2013
[Tobacco Growers]

Source
Dawn

Growers demand higher tobacco support price

Tobacco growers want Pakistan Tobacco Board to fix tobacco support price for the next harvesting season at a level, at least, Rs50 per kilogramme higher than they last year’s price.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Nov 17, 2013
[Smoking Ages]

Source
The News

Study of twins shows how smoking ages the face

A study comparing the faces of identical twins confirms what many smokers fear — the habit does prematurely age a person’s skin, taking a serious toll on looks even after just five years.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Nov 19, 2013
[Non Duty Paid Cigarettes]

Source
Daily Times

Non-duty paid tobacco brands flood market

In the year 2012, 66.5 billion cigarettes consumed in 11 Asian countries were illicit.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Nov 20, 2013
[Smokers Heart Health]

Source
The News

Smokers who quit may cut heart risk faster than had been thought

Some cigarette smokers over 65 years old who kick the habit may be able to reduce their risk of dying from heart-related problems to the level of those who never smoked far faster than previously believed, according to new research presented on Wednesday.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Nov 23, 2013
[E Cigaretter Smoking]

Source
The Kooza

الیکٹرانک سگریٹ کے استعمال سے تمباکو نوشی ترک کرنے میں مدد ملے گی

حالیہ کچھ برسوں میں برقی سگریٹ کے استعمال میں بہت زیادہ تیزی آئی ہے۔دنیا بھر میں 70 لاکھ سے زائد افراد اس کا استعمال کر رہے ہیں
For detail: urdu.thekooza.com

Published Nov 23, 2013
[COPD]

Source
Tribune

Combatting COPD: ‘Smoking remains main reason for prevalence of disease’

“It’s hard to put into words how 40 years of smoking has made me suffer. All I can offer is advice to not smoke,” said a 70-year-old former sportsman, while sharing his story of how his quality of life spiralled down because of the habit.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Nov 28, 2013
[Virginia Tobacco]

Source
Dawn

Demand for flue-cured Virginia tobacco goes up

The national and multinational companies’ demand for flue-cured Virginia (FCV) tobacco has increased, while the demand for White Patta (WP) tobacco has gone down for 2014.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Oct 31, 2013
[Pakistan]

Source
Daily Times

A dire need to end teen smoking

While informally talking to a World Health Organization (WHO) official in Islamabad during a seminar, I was told that Pakistan is among the few countries that have taken no serious measures to implement its own legislation to restrict tobacco consumption.
For detail: blogs.tribune.com.pk

Published Oct 29, 2013
[Survey Tobacco Price]

Source
Daily Times

Survey to determine tobacco price begins in Swabi

A survey began here on Tuesday to determine tobacco production cost and price for the upcoming purchasing season starting from June next year.
For detail: www.dawn.com

Published Oct 28, 2013
[Shisha Smoking]

Source
Tribune

Shisha smoking common in medical students: study

A research has found high prevalence of shisha smoking in medical students, with 76pc of them admitting that they are aware of the health hazards of the water pipe tobacco addiction.
For detail: www.dawn.com

Published Oct 28, 2013
[Lagislation Against Gutka]

Source
The News

ZDemand for legislation against gutka

Civil society, political activists and health officials took out a rally on Monday to bring attention to the stakeholders on the alarming use and spread of the lucrative business of chewable products in Thatta district.
For detail: www.dawn.com

Published Oct 24, 2013
[Karachi]

Source
The News

Corporate results: Pakistan Tobacco earnings soar 134% in Jan-Sept period

The tobacco giant has paid Rs1.4 billion income tax for the nine months, a 115% increase from Rs653 million it paid to the national exchequer in the corresponding period of 2012
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Oct 13, 2013
[Smoking Health Effects]

Source
Dawn

Smoking affects heart health

Smoking is harmful to nearly every part of the body, but it’s particularly dangerous for the heart.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Oct 12, 2013
[Smoking Effects]

Source
The News

Smoking reduces lifespan by 10 years: study

Smokers die ten years early than non-smokers, a new study has revealed.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Oct 11, 2013
[Smoking Ban]

Source
Daily Times

Judge strikes down smoking ban in NY state parks

A US judge has ordered an end to a smoking ban imposed in public parks and beaches across New York state last February.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Oct 06, 2013
[Marketing Tobacco]

Source
Dawn

Children exposed to marketing of tobacco products: report

A study has revealed that children in the age group of five and six years living in low and middle income countries, including Pakistan, are exposed to the marketing of tobacco products.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Oct 03, 2013
[Smoking Smoke Free]

Source
Tribune

Smoking at airports: some suggestions

ENSURING that public places are completely smoke-free is one of the most important strategies recommended by WHO to reduce smoking.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Oct 03, 2013
[E Cigarette]

Source
Dawn

China’s e-cigarette inventor fights for financial rewards

THE Chinese inventor who dreamed up the electronic cigarette in a nicotine-induced vision says that despite its global popularity, copycat versions and legal disputes mean he has battled to cash in on his creation.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Oct 03, 2013
[anti tobacco laws]

Source
Dawn

Hotel owners asked to follow anti-tobacco laws

Citizens have urged the managements of hotels, restaurants and international food chains in the capital to implement anti-tobacco laws.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Oct 02, 2013
[Tobacco Violating Laws]

Source
Daily Times

Tobacco marketing violating laws and regulations

Cricket cigarette, the sport loved by tens of millions of Pakistanis is now being used to market tobacco products in pure violation of the country’s laws and regulations that govern tobacco marketing in the country.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Sep 30, 2013
[Cigarette]

Source
Tribune

Nearly 9 in 10 kids in China know cigarette logos: Study

Nearly nine in 10 children in China can identify a cigarette logo, according to a US study out Monday that measured tobacco recognition among five- and six-year-olds in various countries.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Sep 30, 2013
[Sheesha smoking]

Source
Daily Times

Sheesha smoking thrives in Lahore

The number of Sheesha (water-pipe smoking) smokers is increasing in the provincial capital, says a report.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Sep 29, 2013
[Betel Nut]

Source
Daily Times

Growing trend of betel nut chewing among Karachi youth

About 96 percent of the students in Karachi are habitual of chewing sweet betel nut (chalia), according to the findings of a survey by Child Aid Association of National Institute of Child Health (NICH).
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Sep 22, 2013
[Naswar]

Source
Tribune

Naswar: Tainted love

The funny thing is that most people who use it think that Naswar is a safe drug. They are perhaps not aware that the WHO found this smokeless form of tobacco has a minimum of 28 cancer-causing agents.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Sep 20, 2013
[Ban Smoking]

Source
The News

Britain to ban smoking in prisons

Britain said Friday it was looking at banning smoking in prisons, despite fears of a backlash from prisoners who claim a cigarette is one of the few joys of life behind bars.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Sep 19, 2013
[KSE]

Source
The News

Stock Exchange Tobacco

KSE tobacco prices
For detail: images.thenews.com.pk

Published Sep 18, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
Dawn

Rickshaws: environmental ‘terrorism’

THIS is with reference to the letter ‘Environmental bombshell’ (Sept 10) by Cdre (r) Sajjad Ali Shah Bokhari. Nowadays, there is a strong voice against smoking and the effects it entails on the smoker and the people around him.
For detail: m.dawn.com

Published Sep 17, 2013
[Illicit Cigarettes]

Source
The News

Body to curb sale of illicit cigarettes

To stop the drain on national exchequer’s revenue by illicit cigarettes, the federal revenue body has planned an advisory committee, said official sources.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Sep 15, 2013
[COPD]

Source
Daily Times

COPD, a major cause of deaths worldwide

With approximately three million deaths annually attributed to COPD, it is predicted to become a major cause of worldwide deaths.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Sep 13, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
Dawn

Call to drain out rainwater

Officials said the team caught Irfan, Waseem and Ramzan selling juice having sweetener. The same team also confiscated 1,800 gutka packets from various shops.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Sep 12, 2013
[Anti Tobacco]

Source
Tribune

Anti-tobacco law: Hotels, eateries yet to implement ordinance

Managements of hotels, restaurants and international food chains in the federal capital have yet to implement anti-tobacco laws.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Sep 11, 2013
[Tobacco Control]

Source
Dawn

Tobacco controls

The European Parliament delayed on Thursday a key vote on proposals to clamp down on tobacco industry marketing aimed at women and youngsters.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Sep 11, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
Dawn

‘Media should raise awareness of counterfeit, fake products’

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervez Rasheed on Wednesday said media had not played its due role in raising awareness of counterfeit, fake and infringed products.
For detail: www.dawn.com

Published Sep 11, 2013
[Cigarettes]

Source
Daily Times

Smuggled cigarettes costing kitty Rs 20bn

According to a report released by global research agency Euromonitor International Pakistan loses close to Rs 20 billion a year due to the sale of smuggled or counterfeit cigarettes.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Sep 08, 2013
[Puffed]

Source
The News

Puffed away

I would like to commend the positive initiative taken by the government to curb the illicit tobacco business.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Sep 08, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
The News

ct scans can detect lung cancer early

Annual lung cancer screenings using low-dose CT scans can successfully detect malignant tumors before they can spread to other parts of the body, according to two new studies.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Sep 08, 2013
[E-Cigarette]

Source
The News

E-cigarettes as effective as patches to stop smoking

Tobacco-free electronic cigarettes are as effective as nicotine patches in weaning smokers off their habit, but both techniques are only modestly successful, a study said on Saturday.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Sep 08, 2013
[E-Cigarette]

Source
The News

Teens’ use of e-cigarettes doubles

The use of electronic cigarettes — or e-cigarettes — by U.S. middle and high school students more than doubled from 2011 to 2012.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Sep 07, 2013
[E Cigarette]

Source
The News

E-cigarette use doubles among US teens: CDC study

The number of American teens and preteens smoking electronic cigarettes doubled in 2012 over the year before -- a trend US health authorities called "deeply troubling" on Friday.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Sep 07, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
Dawn

Self-improvement: A glimpse of leadership for the young mind

Ideal leaders glow with optimal health because they know that if they will not take care of their own health, they will never be able to take care of others.
For detail: www.dawn.com

Published Sep 05, 2013
[Smoking Warning]

Source
The News

Smoking warning works just on front of cigarette pack

Big anti-smoking messages on the front of cigarette packets may help deter youngsters tempted by tobacco but have little effect when they are on the back of the pack, research has found.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Sep 03, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
The News

September most significant month in US history

On September 28, 1904, a woman was arrested in New York City for smoking a cigarette in public, while riding in an open automobile.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Sep 03, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
The News

Inflation goes past 8pc

Prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages increased by 10.12 percent, alcoholic beverages and tobacco by 14.53 percent, clothing and footwear by 15 percent
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Sep 03, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
Daily Times

Indian shares gain nearly 1.5 percent

Indian shares rose on Monday to their highest close in nearly 2-1/2 weeks as some blue chips recovered from recent steep falls, with ITC jumping after a UBS report said the company had raised prices of a key cigarette brand.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Sep 02, 2013
[Sheesha control]

Source
The News

Managers of 2 restaurants held

The Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration has intensified its campaign against violators of the Prohibition of Smoking and Protection of Non-Smokers Health Ordinance 2002, a spokesman for the DC’s Office said.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Sep 01, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Tribune

Cashing in on the cash crop: Growers rethink strategy as tobacco production drops

The area planted with tobacco crop as well as production have been declining for the past two years, according to official statistics, forcing growers to rethink their cultivation strategy to avoid losses.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Sep 01, 2013
[Regulatory framework]

Source
Tribune

Clots in the system: Why a robust regulatory framework has failed to work

Over the last few years, the government of Pakistan has put in place a robust regulatory regime intended to curtail, if not eliminate, trade of illicit cigarettes.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Sep 01, 2013
[Cigarettes]

Source
Tribune

Spreading like fire: One in four cigarettes sold is smuggled or counterfeit

One out of every four cigarettes sold in Pakistan is illicit, according to the Pakistan Tobacco Company’s (PTC) annual report for calendar year 2012.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Sep 01, 2013
[Cigarettes]

Source
Tribune

Illicit trade of cigarettes costs exchequer Rs20 billion a year

Pakistan has been ranked as one of top three countries in the Asia Pacific region where illicit trade of cigarettes has been increasing due to multiple reasons, including the Federal Board of Revenue’s preference for manual approach to digital mapping. This is causing roughly Rs20 billion a year loss to the national exchequer.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Sep 01, 2013
[Cigarette]

Source
Tribune

How illicit cigarette trade dents the socio-economic fabric

Illicit cigarette trade and the illegal activities it promotes – including domestic tax evasion, counterfeiting and cross-border smuggling – present a complex problem for the government and the legitimate industry.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Aug 13, 2013
[Sheesha Control]

Source
The Friday Times

Smoke without fire

The Islamabad administration has been raiding restaurants serving Sheesha for the last several months, shutting down many of them and seizing th - See more at: http://www.thefridaytimes.com/beta3/tft/article.php?issue=20130913&page=9#sthash.ceX7SDSP.dpuf
For detail: www.thefridaytimes.com

Published Aug 31, 2013
[Sheesha Smoking]

Source
Daily Times

Sheesha smoking continues unabated

Terming sheesha smoking injurious to health, the government had banned its use but the practice still continues unabated in some of the cafes and restaurants of the capital.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Aug 28, 2013
[Sheesha Cafes]

Source
Tribune

Crackdown: Sheesha cafes sealed at DPO’s order

District Police Officer Sohail Habib Tajik has ordered a crackdown on sheesha cafes in the district. Civil Lines police on Tuesday raided the Huqqa Pani Sheesha Cafe near Mirch Masala Restaurant and arrested the receptionist Muhammad Asif. They also confiscated flavoured tobacco.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Aug 28, 2013
[Shisha Smoking Banned]

Source
The News

Shisha smoking banned

The district administration on Tuesday imposed a ban on Shisha smoking at public places.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Aug 28, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Dawn

Unauthorised tobacco agents causing heavy loss to govt

The unauthorised tobacco agents deputed by major entrepreneurs and companies have been buying flue-cured Virginia (FCV) tobacco from farmers, inflicting heavy financial losses on the government exchequer by avoiding different direct and indirect taxes imposed by the federal and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on purchase of cured tobacco crop, Dawn learnt here on Saturday.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Aug 27, 2013
[Shisha Smoking Banned]

Source
The News

Shisha smoking banned in Peshawar

A strict ban has been imposed on Shisha smoking at all public places including restaurants, hotels, motels, student’s canteens and other such general places in District Peshawar in the larger public interest.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Aug 27, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
The News

Call for prioritising prevention of non-infectious diseases

Dr Javed Khan, Professor at the Aga Khan University, Karachi, in his presentation on the hazards of tobacco use, said Rs200 billion in Pakistan were annually burnt by smoking
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Aug 26, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
Daily Times

NICVD Golden Jubilee Seminar : Meds call for programme against non-communicable diseases

Dr Javed Khan, Professor at Aga Khan University, Karachi, in his presentation on hazards of tobacco use, informed that almost Rs 200 billion are burnt annually by smoking in Pakistan.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Aug 25, 2013
[Injurious]

Source
The News

SHC for effective legislation to check injurious edible items

The Sindh High Court (SHC) has observed that many injurious edible items, including substandard snacks and confectionery
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Aug 25, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
Daily Times

‘Asia-Pacific trade talks enter final push for deal’

Meanwhile, the White House was facing heat this week for a tobacco trade proposal it is making in the TPP talks.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Aug 24, 2013
[Shisha Smoking]

Source
Tribune

Shisha smoking: 12 arrested, two flee

The City Police on Thursday arrested 12 shisha smokers in Darussalam Colony in Attock. On a tip-off, a police party raided a shisha centre and arrested…
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Aug 21, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
The News

Quitting smoking in pregnancy tied to benefit for baby

Women who quit smoking immediately before or after becoming pregnant gain more weight during and after pregnancy - but their babies are less likely to be born small than those born to smokers, a new study suggests.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Aug 21, 2013
[Passive Smoking]

Source
Dawn

Passive smoking a health hazard

smoking is considered to be hazardous for human health and it can damage one’s body because it contains more than 400 chemicals.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Aug 21, 2013
[Phillip Morris]

Source
Business Recorder

Philip Morris (Pakistan) Limited

Philip Morris Pakistan Limited is a public limited company, listed on the Karachi and Lahore Stock Exchanges. It is an affiliate of Philip Morris International Inc.
For detail: www.brecorder.com

Published Aug 19, 2013
[Cancer]

Source
Daily Times

Indian cancer patients find uncertain shelter on street

While breast and cervical cancer is the most common among women, lung and mouth cancers are the biggest killers for men owing to the widespread use of tobacco, especially chewing tobacco, across the country.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Aug 18, 2013
[Sheesha Smokers]

Source
Pakistan Today

Sheesha smokers arrested

City police raided various sheesha cafes in the city and apprehended 36 people red handed.
For detail: www.pakistantoday.com.pk

Published Aug 17, 2013
[Smoke]

Source
Tribune

Children who smoke

According to a recent report published by the Pakistan Paediatrics Association, an alarmingly high number of school-going children between toddler and preadolescent agessmoke daily in Pakistan.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Aug 16, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Tribune

Pakistan Tobacco adds Rs10m a day to profits

Pakistan Tobacco Company (PTC) managed to boost its profits by more than eight times and revenues by nearly a fifth for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 – the abnormal gains, say analysts, comes on the back of increase in core profit and other income as well as reduction in the income tax rate.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Aug 16, 2013
[Smoke]

Source
Tribune

1,000 to 1,200 schoolchildren smoke daily, says report

Around 1,000 to 1,200 school-going children from the ages of six to 12 years smoke daily in Pakistan, according to a report.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Aug 16, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
Pakistan Today

Teenage smoking on the rise

Smoking becoming popular among school children, statistics show approximately 1,000 to 1,200 teenage students take up smoking daily
For detail: www.pakistantoday.com.pk

Published Aug 16, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Dawn

52pc retailers sell tobacco to minors: study

The Network for Consumer Protection in a report released on Friday said only 7.7 per cent tobacco retailers were selling tobacco with valid license while 52 per cent of them are selling tobacco products to minors, which is a clear violation of tobacco control laws.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Aug 16, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
Daily Times

Over 1,000 school-going children start smoking everyday

The Pakistan Paediatrics Association has estimated that around 1,000 to 1,200 school-going children of six to 16 years start smoking everyday in the country.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Aug 12, 2013
[Anti Smoking]

Source
The News

US anti-smoking battle moves outdoors

The US battle against smoking has moved outdoors. City parks, public beaches, college campuses and other outdoor venues are putting up signs telling smokers they can’t light up. Outdoor smoking bans have nearly doubled in the last five years to around 2,600.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jul 29, 2013
[Hookah]

Source
The News

Does ‘hookah’ help solve problems?

Smoking, doctors say, is dangerous; it harms human health.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jul 28, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Tribune

Anti-narcotics: campaign body to check tobacco use

The district implementation committee on tobacco control has formed an enforcement team to discourage the use of tobacco in public places, educational institutions, restaurants and recreational places in Hyderabad.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Jul 28, 2013
[Sheesha]

Source
Dawn

Seesha cafe sealed

A team of the Gulberg Town Municipal Administration sealed on Sunday a Sheesha Café on MM Alam Road and got seven people arrested for smoking there.
For detail: www.dawn.com

Published Jul 27, 2013
[Cigarette]

Source
Daily Times

Cigarette sector : Performance-based incentives needed to stop tax evasion

Putting in place a robust reward structure for tax officers can be a game-changer by stopping tax leakage in cigarette sector.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jul 26, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
The News

Confessions

I have been going out with my friends a lot recently, mostly to sheesha cafés.
For detail: magazine.thenews.com.pk

Published Jul 26, 2013
[Cigarette]

Source
The News

Old cigarette stocks being sold at new price

The sellers of cigarettes are selling the old stocks at new rates without any check from the authorities, revealed a survey by The News.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jul 26, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Dawn

Tobacco growers’ concerns

The Kisan Board, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has demanded of the government to ensure sale of tobacco at the agreed price of Rs162 per kilogram and protect farmers from being exploited by tobacco purchasing companies.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Jul 26, 2013
[Cigarette]

Source
Dawn

Indonesia to seek compensation from US

Indonesia will seek compensation from the United States for pulling its clove cigarettes from shelves despite a World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling that deemed the ban discriminatory.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Jul 25, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
Tribune

What are they smoking? Liverpool mock Suarez bid

The officials of Pakistan Tobacco Board (PTB) and representatives of tobacco growers distributed about Rs1.4 million among poor farmers of the district here on Wednesday.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Jul 25, 2013
[Cigarette]

Source
The News

Sale of smuggled cigarettes surge by 62pc in five years

Sales of illicit cigarettes have increased by 62 percent over the last five years and it is expected to further grow due to non-implementation of laws to curb this menace.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jul 24, 2013
[Cigs]

Source
The News

Studies show menthol cigs harder to quit

US regulators on Tuesday released a review of scientific data that shows menthol cigarettes are harder to quit than regular kinds, and asked for public input on a possible ban.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jul 22, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
Business Recorder

Twin city train to be relaunched from October

10 sheesha smokers arrested
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jul 21, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
Tribune

shisha

The police registered cases against the suspected carjackers and further investigation is underway.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Jul 19, 2013
[Smoking Smokers]

Source
The News

Cutting back on smoking may not boost lifespan

In recent years, researchers have suggested that smokers can boost their lifespans by cutting down instead of quitting.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jul 19, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
The News

Smoking can cut 10 years off a woman’s life

Smoking cigarettes can shave 10 years off of a woman’s life, a large new study shows.But quitting before her 40th birthday (preferably well before it) avoids more than 90% of this increased risk of dying, and stopping before 30 avoids more than 97% of it.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jul 18, 2013
[COPD Smoking]

Source
The News

To reduce risk of incurable COPD, quit smoking now!

Smoking cessation is the best and the most cost-effective way to reduce the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and stop its progression, a chests specialist said on Monday.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jul 18, 2013
[COPD]

Source
Pakistan Today

COPD explained

COPD is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. “Progressive” means the disease gets worse over time.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jul 17, 2013
[Cigarette]

Source
Tribune

Cigarette smuggling causes loss of billions

Pakistan has lost Rs80 billion worth of duties and taxes in the last five years because of cigarette smuggling and is expected to lose another Rs100 billion in the next five years, says Euromonitor International, a global research agency.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Jul 17, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
The News

Physical activity in Ramazan does no harm if adjusted with meal timings

One of the most important benefits of Ramazan fasting is that it strengthens a person’s willpower and inculcates a sense of discipline, which can help break habits such as smoking and overeating.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jul 16, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
The News

Fasting, a blessing to help quit smoking

With bundle of blessings the holy month of Ramazan also offers its believers to get rid of bad habit of smoking, one of the major causes of diseases.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jul 15, 2013
[Cigarette]

Source
The News

Toll-free number to check unauthorised cigarette trade

The Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation (Inland Revenue) has begun a toll-free number, 0800-77377, through which the people can inform it about illegal cigarette trade.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jul 15, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
Daily Times

Best tips to prevent hair fall

Avoid smoking. Smoking even one cigarette a day can reduce the blood flow to the scalp, which can cause reduction in hair growth. Stop smoking to avoid hair fall.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jul 14, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
The News

Pakistan prevents thousands of smoking-attributable deaths

Pakistan performs well on tobacco control front as it has been placed among the countries, which have prevented the most smoking-attributable deaths in the world over the last few years.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jul 14, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
The News

Fasting can help quit smoking

Health experts believe that though every day is the right time to quit smoking but Ramazan is the best time for it because fasting has great impact on body and soul and it enhances will to refrain from ills.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jul 13, 2013
[Anti Smoking]

Source
The News

Anti-smoking measures set to save millions of lives, says study

Anti-smoking measures including complete ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship across the world have benefitted nearly 700 million people since 2007, a report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) Thursday said.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jul 11, 2013
[Gutka]

Source
Tribune

Lost hope, lost smiles: Forgoing dates and water, people of Thatta break fast with gutka

It seems too many of them have forgotten how to laugh. With red-black stains on their teeth, the women of village Bodo Reedar Samoon think before smiling in front of a stranger.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Jul 11, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
The News

Smoking kills 6 million people a year: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday stated that the smoking kills almost six million people across the world every year, Geo News reported.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jul 11, 2013
[Excerpt Anti Smoking]

Source
The News

Food items quality to be ensured: DC

Meanwhile, the DC reviewed the performance of anti-smoking drive at the public places conducted during month of month of June.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jul 11, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
1vigor

Smoking bans, tax could save 9 million Indians: study

Banning smoking in the workplace and levying a tobacco tax could prevent more than nine million deaths from cardiovascular disease in India over the next decade, according to a US study.
For detail: www.1vigor.com

Published Jul 08, 2013
[Gutka]

Source
Tribune

Crackdown: 35,000 bags of gutka seized

Over 35,000 bags of gutka (processed and flavoured betel nut) have been confiscated in the city.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Jul 08, 2013
[Smokers]

Source
Daily Times

Rising number of smokers in Pakistan alarming: report

Tobacco Control Cell (TCC) of Federal Health Ministry Pakistan has disclosed the increase of trend of usage of tobacco across the country as 1,200 children of aged 6 to 15 are becoming smokers every day while 274 people are dying every day through regular smoking.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jul 07, 2013
[KSE Excerpt]

Source
Tribune

Weekly Review: Index rounds off first week of FY14 with significant gains

Pakistan Tobacco Company manufactures and sells cigarettes.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Jul 07, 2013
[KSE]

Source
The News

Tobacco

KSE
For detail: images.thenews.com.pk

Published Jul 07, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
Dawn

Smoking: some suggestions

THIS is apropos of the letter ‘Tax on smoking’ (June 26). I would like to give some suggestions.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Jul 07, 2013
[Anti Smoking]

Source
Dawn

Changing mindsets

WHEN Sheema Kermani launched her play Zehreela Dhooan, she probably didn’t realise how formidable would be her battle against the cigarette.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Jul 06, 2013
[Smoke]

Source
Tribune

Up in smoke: ‘Tobacco controls falter with lack of implementation’

Failing to control the increasing use of tobacco in younger generations is mainly due to the poor implementation of relevant laws, according to participants of a seminar titled “Strengthening Tobacco Control Activities”.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Jul 06, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
The News

Quit Tobacco Day on first day of Ramazan

Announcing its decision to observe Quit Tobacco Day on the first day of Ramazan, the Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) has urged all Muslims to start the holy month with a pledge to give up the use of tobacco, which kills 100,000 people every year in Pakistan, and 5.4 million people worldwide.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jul 06, 2013
[FBR Cigarette]

Source
The News

FBR to curb cigarette smuggling

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to set up a helpline to launch countrywide actions against non-duty paid and smuggled cigarettes, said a senior official on Friday.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jul 06, 2013
[Excerpt Gutka]

Source
The News

Massive crackdown against power, gas thieves launched in Lahore

Meanwhile, special raiding teams of the CDGL paid surprise visit to different shops of the city and recovered 5200 packets of banned Gutka.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jul 06, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Dawn

Swabi tobacco growers fear exploitation by companies

The tobacco purchasing companies would buy non-recommended variety (NRV) of flue-cured Virginia tobacco at Rs10 less than the Rs141 per kilogramme rate fixed for the recommended variety (RV) of the crop during current season, sources told Dawn here on Saturday.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Jul 06, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
Daily Times

BSE Sensex marks second weekly gain

The BSE Sensex rose on Friday to mark its second weekly gain as ITC rose after hiking prices for one of its cigarette brands
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jul 05, 2013
[Gutka]

Source
Tribune

Crackdown: 16 teams to check sale of gutka

As many as 200 gutka bundles have so far been seized from Anarkali.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Jul 05, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
The News

‘Ramazan best month to quit tobacco use’

Announcing to observe Quit Tobacco Day on Ist of Ramazan, the health professionals urged all the Muslims on Thursday to give up tobacco use in the forthcoming holy month, saying that over 100,000 people die every year in Pakistan due to tobacco consumption.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jul 05, 2013
[Gutka]

Source
The News

Section 144 imposed on Gutka business

The district administration has launched a crackdown on the sale and purchase of Gutka in all nine towns of the City and has started raiding the persons doing Gutka business.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jul 05, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
The News

Young professionals falling prey to heart attacks

”I have observed that smoking is the biggest risk factor for heart attacks among youngsters. No physical exercise and alcohol intake further increase the risk.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jun 30, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
Tribune

Smoking Picture

Riaz, 78, and heavy set, with a voice box almost towards its end thanks to the 30-40 cigarettes a day – and not a good brand like Gold Leaf like he used to have in the old days.
For detail: blogs.tribune.com.pk

Published Jun 28, 2013
[Drug]

Source
Dawn

Walk against drug abuse

A walk for creating awareness against drug abuse was held here on Thursday in the main bazaar.
For detail: x.dawn.com

Published Jun 27, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
The News

Sheesha cafes being plundered by raiders

ARRESTED: South Cantt police arrested 13 persons on charges of smoking Sheesha on Wednesday.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jun 27, 2013
[Ad]

Source
Dawn

Very old Advertisement

A 1963 ad for the Tudor cigarette brand.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Jun 26, 2013
[Snuff Smoking]

Source
Dawn

Mangal Bagh ‘bans’ snuff, smoking in Bara

The chief of proscribed outfit Lashkar-i-Islam, Mangal Bagh, has imposed a ‘ban’ on smoking and use of snuff in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency, according to sources.
For detail: x.dawn.com

Published Jun 26, 2013
[KSE]

Source
Dawn

Stock Exchange

Tobacco
For detail: x.dawn.com

Published Jun 26, 2013
[Excerpt Tobacco]

Source
Daily Times

Food exports rise 11.09% in 11mth of FY 2013

negative growth of 83.38 percent while the exports of tobacco decreased from $26.599 million to $22.911 million
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jun 25, 2013
[Drug Addicts]

Source
The News

6.4 million drug addicts in Pakistan

Almost 5.8 per cent of the adult population, approximately 6.4 million persons or one in every 27 persons in Pakistan is using drugs while nearly 25 per cent of the youth population is involved in some form of drug abuse in Pakistan.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jun 25, 2013
[Excerpt Cigarette]

Source
Daily Times

Sensex tumbles 233 points, volatility index at 1-year high

Cigarette maker ITC fell 2.5 percent, while engineering firm Larsen & Toubro ended 2.7 percent lower.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jun 24, 2013
[Drug]

Source

The drug menace

THE Supreme Court has taken the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) to task over its abysmal performance in curbing the smuggling of narcotics.
For detail: beta.dawn.com

Published Jun 23, 2013
[Shisha Smoking]

Source
Tribune

Illegal Activity: 16 held for shisha smoking

The New Town police on Saturday apprehended 16 persons for allegedly smoking shisha and confiscated hookahs and related items from them.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Jun 23, 2013
[Tobacco Growers]

Source
The News

Will new gout findings get a toehold?

Another study may help explain why smoking doubles the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jun 23, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
Business Recorder

Preventive measures: ‘Smoking kills people and health budget’

Smoking should be declared a crime as a smoker is 60 times more susceptible to heart disease than a non-smoker,
For detail: www.1vigor.com

Published Jun 21, 2013
[Tobacco KSE]

Source
The News

Stock Exchange

KSE
For detail: images.thenews.com.pk

Published Jun 21, 2013
[Excerpt Tobacco]

Source
Pakistan Today

Asian markets mostly fall on Fed fears

Kuala Lumpur eased 0.37pc, or 6.49 points, to 1,755.85. British American Tobacco ended down 2.6pc at 59.50 ringgit while Felda Global Ventures gained 3.8pc to 4.68 ringgit.
For detail: beta.dawn.com

Published Jun 21, 2013
[Excerpt Cigarette]

Source
Daily Times

BSE Sensex dips more than 500 pts on Fed

Blue chip stocks such as Reliance Industries Ltd fell 4.05 percent, while cigarette-maker ITC Ltd ended 2.18 percent lower.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jun 18, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
The News

Arrested

ARRESTED: Gulberg police raided a Sheesha café and arrested 29 boys and girls for smoking Sheeha.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jun 17, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
Tribune

Healthier Punjab: Young doctors recommend health education at schools

“The hazards of smoking cigarettes and sheesha should also be included in the book
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Jun 17, 2013
[Sheesha Cafes]

Source
Pakistan Today

Sheesha cafes being plundered by raiders

One such case is of a unique classical car confiscated from a sheesha café in a posh locality of the city.
For detail: beta.dawn.com

Published Jun 16, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
Tribune

Accused beaten for not stopping smoking in lock-up

Two cops allegedly gave a sound thrashing to an accused for not stopping smoking in the lock-up here on Saturday.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jun 16, 2013
[Sheesha Smoking Cafe]

Source
The News

Arrested

The officials also sealed the café besides confiscating the smoking pipes, according to a press release.
For detail: x.dawn.com

Published Jun 16, 2013
[Paan]

Source
Dawn

Lethal indulgence

DRIVING along the roads of Karachi, one cannot miss the role of the city walls in promoting dubious products and services.
For detail: x.dawn.com

Published Jun 16, 2013
[Sheesha Smokers]

Source
Daily Times

15 sheesha smokers held

The police have arrested a total of 15 sheesha smokers from different areas of the city.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jun 16, 2013
[Cigarettes Tobacco]

Source
Daily Times

FED on cigarettes and tobacco

Smokers of the country will likely contribute around Rs 80 billion to the national kitty during the upcoming fiscal year 2013-14 as the cigarettes and tobacco sales are to remain major revenue spinner under the head of federal excise duty (FED).
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jun 15, 2013
[Sheesha Smoking]

Source
Dawn

Ban on Sheesha smoking

The City District Government of Lahore on Friday extended ban on Sheesha smoking for one month, directing assistant commissioners and town administrators to continue crackdown against those involved in spoiling the young generation through such a social evil.
For detail: x.dawn.com

Published Jun 15, 2013
[Cigarettes]

Source
Dawn

Sale of cigarettes increase beyond set target

Smokers throughout the country are expected to contribute around Rs80 billion to the national exchequer in the upcoming fiscal year 2013-14, as the sale of cigarettes and tobacco is expected to become a key revenue earner.
For detail: x.dawn.com

Published Jun 14, 2013
[E Cigarettes]

Source
Tribune

Insight: No smoke, plenty of fire fuels e-cigarettes

Puffing on slim metal tubes loaded with pale yellow liquid, two London businessmen say they have between their lips a cure for what the UN calls “one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced”.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Jun 14, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Dawn

Tobacco firms sue US over graphic cigarette labels

Four tobacco companies filed a lawsuit against the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday over what they say are unconstitutional requirements for warning labels on US cigarette packaging.
For detail: beta.dawn.com

Published Jun 14, 2013
[FBR Excerpt]

Source
Daily Times

Broadening tax base : ‘Account holders info to be made part of FBR’s database’

Four tobacco companies filed a lawsuit against the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday over what they say are unconstitutional requirements for warning labels on US cigarette packaging.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jun 13, 2013
[Smokers]

Source
The News

For smokers, federal budget tough to inhale

While those averse to cigarette smoke were pleased with the increased taxes on tobacco products for the annual Budget 2013-14, those hoping to get married were less enthusiastic over the new levies on wedding ceremonies.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jun 13, 2013
[E Cigarettes]

Source
The News

UK to classify e-cigarettes as medicine!

Electronic cigarettes, the popular smokeless devices used by millions of people to quit smoking, will be classed as medicines in Britain under new proposals announced on Wednesday.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jun 11, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
The News

Consumers in crisis-hit Spain put brakes on spending

Spaniards are buying fewer cars, fewer clothes and even cutting back on smoking as a grinding recession and rising unemployment force them to slash spending, dealing a severe blow to manufacturers and shops.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jun 10, 2013
[FBR Cigarette]

Source
1vigor

FBR's crackdown against smuggled cigarette

Special team of Directorate General Intelligence and Investigation, Inland Revenue, FBR has conducted raids on wholesalers and retailers in Multan and seized smuggled cigarette brands of worth millions of rupees.
For detail: www.onlinenews.com.pk

Published Jun 09, 2013
[Sheesha Smoking]

Source
India

Sheesha smoking hooks more Pakistani students

One-fifth of college and university students in Pakistan -- aged from 20 to 25 years -- are addicted to smoking sheesha, a form of hookah-smoking with a flavoured tobacco, a study has found.
For detail: zeenews.india.com

Published Jun 09, 2013
[Smoke Sheesha]

Source
Daily Times

19.7 percent students smoke sheesha: PMRC

A study conducted by Pakistan Medical Research Council (PMRC) revealed that prevalence of sheesha-smoking among college and university students aged from 20 to 25 years across the country is 19.7 percent.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jun 08, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Daily Times

Proposal to increase tobacco taxation

A proposal to increase tobacco taxation incidence by 13.5 percent in federal excise duty (FED) on the premium brand segments and 15 percent FED increase in the value brand segment and make it fully specific is finding traction with the officials at Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and most economic experts.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jun 07, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
Tribune

A deadly habit?: ‘Smoking will turn you into a slave’

If you can’t make it through the day without puffing on a cigarette, you might want to consider the fact that smoking is a major cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Jun 07, 2013
[Smoke]

Source
The News

Don’t smoke for better smile

The mouthhealthy.org website mentions these potential harms:
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jun 07, 2013
[COPD]

Source
Dawn

‘2.1pc of over-40-year population suffering from COPD’

A research on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) suggests that more than 13 million people in the Middle East and Africa region suffer from COPD because of cigarette smoking, while its prevalence rate in Pakistan is as high as 2.1 per cent in the population aged 40 years and above.
For detail: beta.dawn.com

Published Jun 07, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
Daily Times

Lack willpower to quit smoking: Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor had vowed he’d quit smoking on various occasions. He even said so in one of his interviews with TOI, but hasn’t been able to stick to his resolution.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jun 06, 2013
[Warning]

Source
The News

Consumer group voices concern over delay in rotation of pictorial warnings

Long delay in rotating pictorial warnings on cigarette packs by the government has taken a toll on tobacco control initiatives in the country, according to a consumer rights group.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jun 06, 2013
[WNTD Tobacco]

Source
Daily Times

Warid supports World No Tobacco Day

With an aim at bringing a positive change in society and to promote a healthy lifestyle, Warid Telecom in collaboration with Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre marked ‘World No Tobacco Day 2013’
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jun 04, 2013
[Cigarette]

Source
Tribune

Government inaction: No steps to stop sale of cigarettes to children

The city government’s plan to regulate the sale of cigarettes, chalked last year, has still not been set in motion.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Jun 04, 2013
[Cigarette]

Source
Daily Times

Proposals to raise FED on cigarettes

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) while discussing a number of proposals for revised federal excise duty (FED) structure for locally manufactured cigarettes has reached a conclusion that any ad valorem-based excise duty structure will be regressive and counterproductive, sources in FBR said on Monday.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jun 03, 2013
[Smoke]

Source
Tribune

Slippery slope: ‘A smoke a day, could blow your health away’

About 25 million people in Pakistan smoke and according to an estimate, about half of them will die of tobacco-related diseases, said Dr Syed Hussain Askary, the head of Dental Public Health and director of Academics and Administration at the Fatima Jinnah Dental College (FJDC).
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Jun 03, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
The News

‘12.5 million Pakistanis may die of smoking’

Around 25 million people in Pakistan smoke and according to an estimate, about half of them will die of tobacco-related diseases, a health expert has said.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jun 03, 2013
[Smokers Tobacco]

Source
The News

Half of the 25mn Pakistani smokers may die of tobacco diseases: experts

About 25 million people in Pakistan smoke and according to an estimate about half of them will die of tobacco related diseases, said Dr Syed Hussain Askary, Head of Dental Public Health, Director Academics & Administration, Fatima Jinnah Dental College (FJDC).
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jun 03, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Online News

New government should discourage growing tobacco usage: PEW

Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) has asked the new incoming government to seriously discourage growing usage of tobacco including imposing additional taxes on tobacco industry in upcoming budget
For detail: www.onlinenews.com.pk

Published Jun 03, 2013
[WNTD Tobacco]

Source
Daily Times

25 million Pakistanis risk tobacco-related death

About 25 million people in Pakistan smoke and according to an estimate around half of them will die of tobacco-related diseases, said Head of Dental Public Health Fatima Jinnah Dental College (FJDC) Dr Syed Hussain Askary.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jun 02, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
Dawn

Advice: The wake-up call

I’ve got a serious problem. I’m in a relationship with a very selfless, handsome, intelligent and terribly loving boy for about two years.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Jun 01, 2013
[WNTD Smoking]

Source
Tribune

World No-Tobacco Day: In Pakistan, smoking kills 0.1 million people every year

On an average, around 5,000 people are admitted to hospitals every day in the country due to tobacco-related diseases and over 100,000 die every year.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Jun 01, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
Tribune

No Smoking Day: Quit smoking in a few simple steps

Experts speaking at a seminar at the King Edward Medical University (KEMU) in connection with the World Smoking Day on Friday gave tips to smokers who wished to quit smoking.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Jun 01, 2013
[WNTD E Cigarette]

Source
The News

France sees restrictions on e-cigarettes

Health Minister Marisol Touraine on Friday said France would apply the same bans to electronic cigarettes as it does to tobacco but would not completely outlaw the popular smokeless product.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jun 01, 2013
[WNTD CTC TAPS]

Source
The News

150-foot signature banner demands complete ban on TAPS

The Coalition for Tobacco Control (CTC-Pak) displayed a 150-foot banner at China Chowk, Blue Area, carrying signatures of tobacco control activists from all over the country, demanding strict tobacco control laws and their effective implementation.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jun 01, 2013
[WNTD]

Source
The News

5,000 hospital admissions per day

Around 5,000 people in Pakistan get admitted in hospitals every day due to tobacco-related diseases, 274 die daily, and over 100,000 die every year due to smoking or smoking-related causes, consultant pulmonologist at Shifa International Hospital (SIH) Dr. Mati-ur-Rehman informed a jam-packed audience here on Friday.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jun 01, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
The News

Say No To Smoking (Video)

No Smoking Day is an annual health awareness day in the United Kingdom that is intended to help smokers who want to quit smoking
For detail: videos.thenews.com.pk

Published Jun 01, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
The News

Mauripur Bridge opens to traffic

Additionally, the commissioner met different delegations and informed them that in the coming days he would give orders to the district administration to launch a massive operation to purge the city from cigarette, Sheesha, Gutka Paan, Chalia, Mainpori and other health hazardous products.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jun 01, 2013
[WNTD]

Source
Dawn

World No Tobacco Day observed

Medical experts said the prime objective of observing the World No Tobacco Day was to reduce tobacco consumption which could lead to cancer and other deadly diseases.
For detail: beta.dawn.com

Published Jun 01, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Dawn

Raising prices to beat down tobacco sale

TOBACCO is responsible for killing more Pakistanis than deaths from suicide, bomb blasts, road traffic accidents, honour killing and drug abuse combined.
For detail: beta.dawn.com

Published Jun 01, 2013
[Anti Smoking]

Source
Dawn

Russia tries to kick habit with anti-smoking law

Tobacco restrictions came into force in Russia on Saturday which President Vladimir Putin hopes will create a healthier workforce and help reverse a population decline, but they face stiff opposition in a country where four in 10 people smoke.
For detail: beta.dawn.com

Published Jun 01, 2013
[WNTD Tobacco]

Source
Daily Times

City vows to make society tobacco-free

The city observed World No Tobacco Day with an aim to eliminate drug usage and smoking in all forms from society.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jun 01, 2013
[WNTD Cigarettes]

Source
Daily Times

Above 25% illicit cigarettes being sold in country

Despite tall claims, the authorities concerned have failed to stop the flow of smuggling and illicit trade of cigarettes, which is not only affecting the smokers’ health but also damaging the country’s economy.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published May 31, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Tribune

Public awareness: AKUH marks No Tobacco Day

The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) held a public awareness session to mark World No Tobacco Day on Thursday.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published May 31, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
Tribune

A dire need to end teen smoking

While informally talking to a World Health Organization (WHO) official in Islamabad during a seminar, I was told that Pakistan is among the few countries that have taken no serious measures to implement its own legislation to restrict tobacco consumption.
For detail: blogs.tribune.com.pk

Published May 31, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
Tribune

A dire need to end teen smoking

While informally talking to a World Health Organization (WHO) official in Islamabad during a seminar, I was told that Pakistan is among the few countries that have taken no serious measures to implement its own legislation to restrict tobacco consumption.
For detail: blogs.tribune.com.pk

Published May 31, 2013
[WNTD]

Source
The News

World No Tobacco Day observed

World No Tobacco Day was observed on 31st May every year in whole world and public was given awareness about this important matter of health. This year under the tile of “Ban on Advertisement of Smoking, its Promotion and Patronizing” World No Tobacco Day was observed for creating awareness among people and opting healthy life style.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published May 31, 2013
[Tobacco Advertising]

Source
The News

Tobacco advertising rampant in 78 Percent retail outlets

A survey conducted in ten populous districts of Pakistan shows Point of Sale (POS) advertisement of tobacco as being rampant in 78% of the retail outlets, with 77% of the POS resorting to the use of power walls and fascia for tobacco advertising.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published May 31, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
The News

‘Tobacco kills up to half of its users’

Tobacco kills up to half of all its users and is a risk factor for six of the eight leading causes of death in the world.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published May 31, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
The News

Underage smoking

May 31 is observed as World No Tobacco Day. Besides adults, smoking is spreading among schoolchildren.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published May 31, 2013
[Sheesha]

Source
The News

‘Sheesha’ rooted out from capital: DC

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Amer Ali Ahmed said that the ICT Administration, adopting zero-tolerance policy against ‘sheesha’ smoking, rooted out the menace from the city.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published May 31, 2013
[Ban Tobacco Advertisement]

Source
The News

Pakistan lacks comprehensive ban on tobacco advertisement, promotion

Pakistan needs to reduce tobacco use to control non-communicable diseases and achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG), which can only be done by removing lacunas in the current Anti-Smoking Ordinance because legislation is the heart of effective tobacco control.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published May 31, 2013
[Cigarette]

Source
Nation

Tobacco use among youth surges

Pakistan stands at the brink of a devastating health and economic disaster.
For detail: www.nation.com.pk

Published May 31, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Dawn

EDITOR'S PICK

Cigarette Pictures
For detail: beta.dawn.com

Published May 31, 2013
[Tobacco Growers]

Source
Dawn

Protest on Tobacco Day

Around two dozen citizens and civil society activists held a protest organised by a non government organization ‘The Network’ with reference to ‘Anti Tobacco Day’ in front of National Press Club on Thursday.
For detail: dawn.com

Published May 31, 2013
[Tambako Noshi Smokers]

Source
Business Recorder

Tambako Noshi Muzir-e-Sehat Hai - Not a Smoker’s corner

May 31st, is internationally celebrated as “World No Tobacco Day”.Tobacco is bad, bad and bad, and those who use it should strive towards quitting it at the earliest and I preach after having practiced.
For detail: beta.dawn.com

Published May 31, 2013
[Smokers Sheesha]

Source
Dawn

Smokers, sheesha parlours and raids

“I smoke sheesha occasionally with friends,” says Zubair Ahmed. “I know that it is very strong, stronger than a regular cigarette …
For detail: beta.dawn.com

Published May 31, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
Pakistan Today

Efforts to curb smoking only hit legal industry

World No Tobacco Day is traditionally marked on May 31 and generally sees many groups joining forces under a campaign banner every year to reduce the level of tobacco consumption.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published May 31, 2013
[Puffing]

Source
Daily Times

Puffing away your health

Pakistan stands on the brink of a devastating health and economic disaster. The steep rise in the use of tobacco amongst youth, especially young girls and women is depriving the country of a healthy workforce while increasing the burden of disease on an already overburdened health sector.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published May 30, 2013
[WNTD]

Source
Tribune

Picture Gallery

Cigarette Picture
For detail: photos.thenews.com.pk

Published May 30, 2013
[WNTD]

Source
The News

Picture Gallery

World No Tobacco Day
For detail: photos.thenews.com.pk

Published May 30, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Pakistan Today

No Tobacco Day

IN connection with the “World No Tobacco Day” being observed on May 31, the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published May 30, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
The News

World No Tobacco Day observed

World No Tobacco Day 2013 will be celebrated on May 31 across the world including Pakistan with scheme of “Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship”.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published May 30, 2013
[Anti Smoking]

Source
Nation

Anti smoking campaign on cards

In connection with the No Tobacco Day on May 31, the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration has decided to launch a special awareness campaign against tobacco use in the city besides ensuring implementation on anti-smoking laws.
For detail: www.nation.com.pk

Published May 30, 2013
[Anti Smoking]

Source
Dawn

SKMCH in anti-smoking campaign

Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre is organising various activities in connection with the World No Tobacco Day to be marked on May 31 (tomorrow) to create public awareness about prevention of cancer caused by smoking.
For detail: dawn.com

Published May 30, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Daily Times

Campaign against tobacco from tomorrow

In connection with World No Tobacco Day on May 31, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration has decided to launch special awareness campaign against tobacco use in the city besides ensuring implementation on anti-smoking laws.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published May 30, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
Daily Times

Quitting smoking helps heart

ISLAMABAD: People who have quit smoking have a lower chance of suffering a heart attack or stroke than current smokers, even if they gain some extra weight in due process, according to an international study.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published May 29, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
Pakistan Today

“No Smoking!”: Islamabad Depute Commissioner

Islamabad - The Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration on Wednesday decided to launch a special awareness campaign against tobacco use in the city in view of No Tobacco Day on May 31 besides ensuring that anti-smoking laws were implemented, said the Islamabad Deputy Commissioner (DC) Amer Ali Ahmed.
For detail: www.pakistantoday.com.pk

Published May 29, 2013
[Sheesha Cafe]

Source
Dawn

Sheesha café sealed

A team of the Gulberg Town municipal administration on Tuesday sealed a Sheesha café on MM Alam Road.
For detail: beta.dawn.com

Published May 28, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Tribune

Tobacco control: Raising awareness the techie way

Researchers, activists, doctors, lawyers and journalists in Pakistan now have access to a new online data resource on tobacco control.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published May 28, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
The News

Online tobacco control resource launched in Islamabad

Pakistan’s first-ever searchable data resource on tobacco control was launched at a press briefing here on Monday.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published May 28, 2013
[Areca Nut]

Source
The News

Areca nut chewing major risk factor for heart diseases

Chewing of areca nut (Chaalia) is very common in Pakistan despite being a major risk factor for cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published May 28, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Dawn

Database on tobacco control launched

The Network for Consumer Protection has launched the first ever data resource to facilitate researchers, lawyers and tobacco control advocates to access information related to tobacco consumption.
For detail: dawn.com

Published May 28, 2013
[Smoke Tobacco]

Source
Dawn

Up in smoke Public health and tobacco

THE figures are shocking enough in themselves: since the revenue department established the Anti-Illicit Tobacco/Cigarettes Trade in Pakistan cell in February last year, around 50 million sticks of smuggled foreign or locally manufactured but untaxed cigarettes have been confiscated.
For detail: dawn.com

Published May 27, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
The News

Database of tobacco control developed

TheNetwork, a local consumer protection organisation, has developed a searchable database of tobacco control.The database, the first of its kind in the country, will be launched and exhibited at National Press Club today (Monday).
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published May 27, 2013
[Secondhand Smoke]

Source
1vigor

Secondhand smoke ups babies’ risk of asthma, study says

Babies exposed to cigarette smoke are at increased risk for developing childhood respiratory diseases such as asthma, according to a new study.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published May 27, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Dawn

Database on tobacco control launched

The Network for Consumer Protection has launched the first ever data resource to facilitate researchers, lawyers and tobacco control advocates to access information related to tobacco consumption.
For detail: beta.dawn.com

Published May 27, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
Dawn

No smoking, please

IT has been established beyond any doubt by medical research institutions worldwide that smoking is the major cause of lung cancer and several other preventable diseases.
For detail: dawn.com

Published May 27, 2013
[Cigarettes]

Source
Dawn

Smuggled cigarettes causing big loss to exchequer

Kaghzi Bazaar is one of many markets in town that supply bulk of illegal packets of under-the-counter cigarettes.
For detail: dawn.com

Published May 27, 2013
[Smokers]

Source
Daily Times

Smokers to get free checkups

Aga Khan University (AKU) will mark the World No Tobacco Day 2013 by offering free checkups for smokers and shisha users on Tuesday, May 28.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published May 26, 2013
[Smokers Sheesha]

Source
Dawn

Smokers, sheesha parlours and raids

“I smoke sheesha occasionally with friends,” says Zubair Ahmed. “I know that it is very strong, stronger than a regular cigarette …
For detail: dawn.com

Published May 26, 2013
[Cigarettes]

Source
Dawn

Smuggled cigarettes causing big loss to exchequer

Kaghzi Bazaar is one of many markets in town that supply bulk of illegal packets of under-the-counter cigarettes. With millions of cigarette sticks on roll, it provides plenty of puff to an intricate network involved in their distribution across the country.
For detail: beta.dawn.com

Published May 25, 2013
[Drug Addiction]

Source
Tribune

Public health: The slippery slope to drug addiction

“For some, doing drugs is a way to impose their superiority over their peers. For others it is a rebellion against social norms. But for me, it was about blending in with my peers, being able to relate to them,” says *Ahmed, a 21-year-old political science student who will be graduating this year.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published May 25, 2013
[Cigarette]

Source
Daily Times

IGP ordered to take action against smuggled cigarettes

In order to control the sales of smuggled cigarettes across the province, the Punjab Home Minister Tariq Pervez has written a letter to Punjab Inspector General of Police Aftab Sultan
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published May 24, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
Tribune

The young criminals of underprivileged Karachi

They begin copying Bollywood actors who play the ‘bad guy’ in movies and they start eating gutka and paan, smoking cigarettes and doing drugs.
For detail: blogs.tribune.com.pk

Published May 24, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
The News

Food exports up by 12.27pc

Similarly, the exports of tobacco decreased by 15 percent by falling from $23.357 million to $19.854 million
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published May 18, 2013
[Health]

Source
The News

Pakistan on edge of extraordinary

Pakistan is on the edge of an extraordinary opportunity to reform its health systems and address failures of the past.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published May 18, 2013
[Cancer]

Source
The News

‘Head, neck cancer preventable’

Head and neck cancer is a preventable disease, said speakers of a conference here.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published May 11, 2013
[TB smoking]

Source
Medical Express

With suspected TB, behavioral support curbs smoking

Behavioral support with or without bupropion is effective at achieving smoking cessation in patients with suspected tuberculosis, according to a study published in the May 7 issue of theAnnals of Internal Medicine.
For detail: medicalxpress.com

Published May 05, 2013
[Anti Smoking]

Source
The News

PIMA to launch anti-smoking drive

Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) Central President Dr Misbahul Aziz has said that his organisation would launch a countrywide anti-smoking drive to create awareness against the use of tobacco.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published May 05, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
Daily Times

Smoking, being overweight, decreases brain function even in younger adults

Adults as young as 35 are susceptible to declines in brain function as a result of cardiovascular risk factors, like smoking or being overweight, a new study revealed.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published May 05, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
Daily Times

Smoking, being overweight, decreases brain function even in younger adults

Adults as young as 35 are susceptible to declines in brain function as a result of cardiovascular risk factors, like smoking or being overweight, a new study revealed.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Apr 30, 2013
[Cigarette]

Source
The News

‘36bn cigarettes smoked in country every year’

There are 25 million smokers in Pakistan consuming 36 billion cigarettes every year, reveals a report issued on Sunday.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Apr 28, 2013
[E-cigarette]

Source
Tribune

E-cigarette: Put this in your pipe and smoke it

The people who use the electronic cigarette don’t seem to mind looking foppish while sucking on what basically looks like a colourful pen whose tip lights up. For what else is this new-fangled ‘gadget’ than just a neutered version of its carcinogenic prototype?
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Apr 28, 2013
[Smoking pregnancy]

Source
Daily Times

Smoking in pregnancy triples baby’s risk of meningitis

Smoking during pregnancy can triple the baby`s chance of developing meningitis, researchers warn. Children exposed to smoke from a parent`s cigarettes at home are also twice as likely to have the deadly illness.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Apr 26, 2013
[Health]

Source
Dawn

PMA report shows poor health indicators

Despite official claims that more money is being spent on the health of the nation as compared to previous years the fact is that most Pakistanis have no access to primary healthcare, emergency obstetrical care or emergency healthcare, said the Pakistan Medical Association’s (PMA) Health Report-2013, which is going to be launched on Saturday.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Apr 26, 2013
[Taxation Cigarettes]

Source
Business Recorder

MNCs submit new taxation structure on cigarettes

Multinational cigarette manufacturing companies on Thursday submitted new taxation structure on cigarettes to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) without any price increase on cigarettes,
For detail: www.brecorder.com

Published Apr 25, 2013
[Gutka]

Source
Dawn

SHC seeks record of food dept in gutka case

The Sindh High Court on Thursday directed the provincial food secretary to place on record the total number of food inspectors and other officials and the actions so far taken against the traders of spurious and substandard confectionery items by the food department over the past one year, adds staff reporter.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Apr 25, 2013
[female smokers]

Source
Daily Times

Rheumatoid arthritis risk double for female smokers

If people need another reason to quit smoking, researchers in Sweden have one that might finally make women kick the habit: a new study shows that women who smoke even just one cigarette per day double their risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, an incurable disease that inflames and eventually erodes a person’s joints, shine.yahoo.com reports.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Apr 25, 2013
[Sheesha]

Source
Daily Times

The futility of sheesha

Sir: Lounging around in small, posh cafes while puffing on the widely popular ‘sheesha’ has regrettably become a common practice among the youth of our society.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Apr 24, 2013
[Cigarettes]

Source
The News

New York wants to raise age for buying cigarettes

The city council is to vote on the proposal May 2. Backing it is its speaker, Christinne Quinn, who is running for mayor.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Apr 23, 2013
[Cigarette]

Source
Dawn

Hailstorm destroys crops

Hailstones destroyed tobacco and maize crops in different regions of Razaar tehsil when it lashed the area in the wee hours of Monday.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Apr 23, 2013
[Excerpt Cigarette]

Source
Dawn

Asian markets mostly up

Jakarta was flat, edging down 1.54 points to 4,996.92. Cigarette maker Hanjaya Mandala Sampoerna rose 0.24 per cent to 83,700 rupiah, while cement producer Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa dropped 2.78 per cent to 24,500 rupiah
For detail: dawn.com

Published Apr 23, 2013
[Tobacco Growers]

Source
Daily Times

Food exports up 11.4 percent in 9mth of FY13

Similarly, the exports of leguminous vegetables (pulses) decreased from 3.033 million to $1.533 million and tobacco from $20.253 million to $15.582 million, showing decrease of 49.46 percent and 23.06 percent respectively.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Apr 22, 2013
[Lung Cancer]

Source
Business Recorder

Common virus tied to lung cancer

Human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that can cause cervical and head and neck cancers, may also trigger some cases of lung cancer, according to a small new study.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Apr 22, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
Dawn

Smoking in buses

Smoking inside buses is not appreciated at all by any of the passengers. The smoke is a nuisance for everyone travelling on the bus.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Apr 20, 2013
[Ashtray]

Source
Pakistan Today

The lone 'sheriff' of the ashtray of Europe

Cancer sufferer Dietmar Erlacher's lonely anti-smoking campaign in Austria, one of Europe's last bastions of the habit, has won him insults, enemies and even several assaults.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Apr 19, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Tribune

Pakistan Tobacco records 202% higher profits over last year

The Pakistan Tobacco Company has announced its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, recording stellar earnings of Rs1.09 billion as compared to only Rs359 million earned in the same period of the preceding year (translating into 202% growth).
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Apr 19, 2013
[Shisha]

Source
The News

Us

I have been reading Us for some time now. I have noticed that shisha is becoming too popular among the youth.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Apr 19, 2013
[Cafés Smoking]

Source
Dawn

‘Morality rhetoric’

THIS is apropos of your editorial ‘Morality rhetoric’ (April 12). I am surprised you have disapproved a positive step taken by the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Karachi to close cafes which were providing sheesha smoking facility in the DHA.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Apr 18, 2013
[Anti Smoking]

Source
Pakistan Today

Violating the anti-smoking law

Despite the existence of a law prohibiting smoking in public places, violation of this order is at its peak. Everywhere
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Apr 16, 2013
[Pictorial warnings]

Source
Pakistan Observer

Pictorial warning on cigarette packings fails to get desired goals

PICTORIAL health warnings on cigarette pickings are not having the desired effect of driving people away from smoking as the trend of cigarette usage in Pakistan has been increased by 30 percent compared to 1998 figures.
For detail: pakobserver.net

Published Apr 15, 2013
[Tobacco KSE]

Source
The News

Tobacco

KSE
For detail: images.thenews.com.pk

Published Apr 15, 2013
[Cancer]

Source
The News

Strides made in preventing cancer

Cigarette smoking rates continue to drop, with significant declines seen in high school-aged smoking.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Apr 14, 2013
[Macro]

Source
Illicit cigarette

Illicit cigarette trade in Pakistan causing $175.8m loss

Pakistan is losing 17 billion Pakistani rupees (US$175.8 million) per annum due to the illicit cigarette trade which represents about 26.7 per cent of total cigarettes consumed in terms of volume.
For detail: ph.news.yahoo.com

Published Apr 14, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
The News

Seminar on fatal effects of tobacco held

A one-day anti-tobacco seminar was held at the University of Peshawar to sensitise the students about fatal effects of tobacco and related products.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Apr 14, 2013
[Excerpt Tobacco]

Source
The News

LSM registers growth of 2.93pc in eight months

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics figures showed that food beverages and tobacco production rose by 5.44 percent, while textile growth was only 0.76 percent during the eight months period.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Apr 14, 2013
[addiction gutka]

Source
Dawn

Deadly addiction: Seizure of gutka

THANKS to a shared cultural history, Pakistanis and Indians have many things in common. Our love for cricket and Bollywood movies is perhaps among the most obvious.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Apr 14, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
Daily Times

Teenage smoking behaviour influenced by friends, parents

The company you keep in junior high school may have more influence on your smoking behaviour than your high school friends, according to a newly published research from the University of Southern California (USC).
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Apr 12, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
The News

Anti tobacco awareness seminar, walk held

A one day anti tobacco seminar and walk was held at Sir Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum Hall University of Peshawar.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Apr 12, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
The News

Stay busy when quitting smoking

When you’re trying to quit smoking, it can be tough to resist the urge to turn to food when you’re trying to avoid cigarettes.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Apr 12, 2013
[Sheesha smoking]

Source
Online News

3 Sheesha smoking Centers sealed, 16 hookahs confiscated

The District Administration has launched operation against Sheesha Smoking centers and sealed three Sheesha centers and confiscated 16 hookahs respectively.
For detail: www.onlinenews.com.pk

Published Apr 12, 2013
[sheesha cafés]

Source
Dawn

Morality rhetoric: Raids on sheesha cafés

IN a conservative society, it is tempting to couch issues in the rhetoric of morality. But precisely because Pakistani society is already sliding towards the right, it becomes doubly important to resist it.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Apr 12, 2013
[E Cigarette]

Source
Dawn

Philippines warns against e-cigarette use

The Philippine health department warned the public on Friday against electronic cigarettes, saying the tobacco substitute could turn children into smokers.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Apr 12, 2013
[Cigarette Smokers]

Source
1vigor

Pictorial health warnings on cigarette packing not effective for smokers

Pictorial health warnings on cigarette packing are not having the desired effect of driving the people away from smoking as the trend of cigarette usage in Pakistan, according to the World Health Organisation in Pakistan, has increased by 30 percent as compared to figures in 1998
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Apr 12, 2013
[Anti Smoking]

Source
Daily Times

Anti-smoking drive launched to check smoking at public places

An anti-smoking drive has been launched in the Federal Capital to ensure implementation of anti-smoking law 2002 that prohibits smoking in offices, parks, bus terminals and educational institutions.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Apr 11, 2013
[Sheesha Caces]

Source
Tribune

DHA’s crackdown on sheesha cafes continues

After D Lounge and Luminous, the Defence Housing Authority’s vigilance team made a raid on Latte Lounge on Monday, confiscating their “equipment”.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Apr 11, 2013
[Cigarette]

Source
Dawn

Illicit cigarette trade causing Rs17bn loss

Pakistan is losing Rs17 billion per annum due to illicit cigarette trade which represents about 26.7 per cent of total cigarettes consumed in terms of volume.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Apr 11, 2013
[Smoking Sheesha]

Source
Daily Times

Smoking sheesha in blissful ignorance?

The mushrooming trend of sheesha smoking (water pipe or hookah), in the society and lack of cognizance about its downsides, particularly among youngsters, is putting thousands of lives in jeopardy, who feel consuming sheesha is less detrimental than cigarette smoking, but the reality is otherwise.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Apr 10, 2013
[Sheesha Caces]

Source
The News

Eight more Sheesha cafes shut down in Defence

Continuing its campaign against “illegal” and “unethical” activities, the DHA has cracked down on more Sheesha parlours in Defence.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Apr 10, 2013
[Sheesha]

Source
The News

Two ‘sheesha’ centres sealed

Two ‘sheesha’ smoking centres have been sealed in Sector F-10, while 10 hookahs were confiscated during a campaign against the menace in the capital.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Apr 10, 2013
[Gutka]

Source
The News

Customs seizes Indian gutka worth Rs27 million

Pakistan Customs has seized huge quantity of contraband Indian gutka worth around Rs27 million, which was stuffed in five containers, officials said on Tuesday.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Apr 10, 2013
[Sheesha]

Source
Daily Times

Two sheehsa outlets sealed

Assistant Commissioner (Industrial Area) Islamabad, Imran Sultan Ali conducted surprise checking of hotels and restaurants in the area and sealed two Sheesha smoking centres in F-10 Islamabad and confiscated 10 ‘huqaas’ (smoking pipes).
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Apr 08, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
The News

Balotelli in hot water for smoking on train

AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli found himself in hot water yet again as he was caught smoking on a train, reports in Italy said.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Apr 08, 2013
[Heart Health]

Source
Daily Times

Brisk walking equals running for heart health

Brisk walking is as good as running for reducing blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes risk — three key players in the development of heart disease, a new study finds.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Apr 07, 2013
[PTC Tobacco]

Source
The News

PTC spends Rs500m on tobacco curing

Pakistan Tobacco Company (PTC) has invested Rs500 million on a pilot project of in-house curing of tobacco leaf in Punjab to improve curing quality by using economies of scale, an official said.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Apr 07, 2013
[Cigarette FBR Tax]

Source
Business Recorder

Cigarette industry: FBR modifies RFP for Tax Stamp & Supervision Project

Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has modified the Request for Proposal (RFP) for ''Tax Stamp and Supervision Project'' relating to cigarette industry, as per the suggestions of Transparency International Pakistan.
For detail: www.brecorder.com

Published Apr 06, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
The News

Smoking couldn’t really be that bad!

Have you ever seen a group of people sitting in a classy restaurant smoking, chatting and laughing amidst a cloud of smoke oozing from the cigarettes! Did you find it really disturbing as a non-smoker?
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Apr 06, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
The News

High blood pressure: The silent killer

High blood pressure also known as hypertension — increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Apr 05, 2013
[E Cigarettes]

Source
Tribune

E-cigarettes primarily used to quit tobacco: study

Although the long-term health effects of electronic cigarettes are unknown, a new survey finds people who use the devices think of them as a safer alternative to tobacco and a means to break the smoking habit.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Apr 05, 2013
[Laws smoke free]

Source
The News

Enforcement activities gaining momentum

With efforts for securing compliance of tobacco control laws gaining momentum as part of the ‘Smoke-free Islamabad Initiative,’ ‘Chaaye Khana’ in Super Market is rigidly ignoring the numerous warnings that it has received for closure of its designated smoking area.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Apr 04, 2013
[Shisha Cafes]

Source
Tribune

DHA seals two shisha cafes at Khayaban-e-Rahat

The younger crowd defends them, the adults frown upon them and the Defence Housing Authority seals them – shisha cafes in the Defence Housing Authority were yet again under the authority’s radar on Wednesday, with two being shut down in Khayaban-e-Rahat, Phase VI.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Apr 04, 2013
[Phillip Morris]

Source
Dawn

Rates

Stock exchange
For detail: dawn.com

Published Apr 03, 2013
[FBR smuggling cigarettes]

Source
Business Recorder

FBR to collect double revenues, if smuggling of cigarettes stopped: CMAP

The executive member of Cigarettes Manufacturing Association of Pakistan (CMAP) and Executive Director Souvenir Tobacco Co. Ltd, Dilawar Khan said that Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) could collect the double revenues per year from cigarettes industries, if the smuggling of cigarettes stopped in the country.
For detail: www.brecorder.com

Published Apr 02, 2013
[Shisha Ban]

Source
Tribune

Shisha Ban: 16 outlaws held for smoking

The Waris Khan police on Monday arrested 16 shisha smokers from Dhoke Khabba, Rawalpindi.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Apr 01, 2013
[Excerpt Smoking Lounge]

Source
Tribune

Against tobacco control laws

The first floor has an open wooden deck area with a seating capacity of around 25 people and a covered smoking lounge which is adorned with comfortable sofas and a cosy atmosphere.
For detail: blogs.tribune.com.pk

Published Apr 01, 2013
[Anti Tobacco]

Source
The News

Anti-tobacco panel to contact election candidates

The 54-member Coalition for Tobacco Control-Pakistan (CTC-Pak) has decided to contact national and provincial assembly candidates during their election campaign for advocating ban on smokeless tobacco on the floor of the House after their election.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Mar 31, 2013
[FBR]

Source
The News

Concern expressed over paper-based tax stamp

A number of stakeholders, including international companies have raised concerns over the Federal Board of Revenue’s (FBR) request for proposal for introduction of paper-based tax stamp to curb illicit trade in tobacco products in Pakistan.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Mar 31, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
Daily Times

Smoking linked to psychiatric illness

Experts have said that smoking could be a sign of psychiatric illness.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Mar 29, 2013
[Anti Tobacco]

Source
Tribune

Saif Ali Khan draws ire of anti-tobacco group

An anti-tobacco organisation on Thursday demanded that Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan be punished for violating the country’s anti-smoking laws in promoting his latest film, Go Goa Gone.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Mar 29, 2013
[Shisha]

Source
The News

US to editor

I have been reading Us for some time now. I have noticed that shisha is becoming too popular among the youth.
For detail: magazine.thenews.com.pk

Published Mar 29, 2013
[KSE]

Source
The News

Tobacco

KSE
For detail: images.thenews.com.pk

Published Mar 29, 2013
[Anti Smoking]

Source
The News

US launches new anti-smoking offensive

US health officials launched a hard-hitting offensive Thursday aimed at slashing the numbers of smokers across the country following the success of a similar campaign last year.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Mar 28, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
Business Recorder

Over 1000 Pakistani school-children start smoking daily

The latest report by the Pakistan Pediatrics Association reveals that between 1000 - 1200 school-going children, aged between 6-16 take up smoking every day.
For detail: www.brecorder.com

Published Mar 28, 2013
[Cigarette FBR]

Source
Business Recorder

Affixing tax stamp on cigarette packs: Cigarette manufacturers concerned at proposal by FBR

Small Cigarette Manufacturers Association has expressed concern over recent proposal of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for affixing tax stamp on cigarette packs, terming it impracticable.
For detail: www.brecorder.com

Published Mar 27, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Tribune

‘Rolling up’ to serve: Pakistan Tobacco goes for expansion through localisation

For any multinational, a key to success is to incorporate locals to achieve better results.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Mar 27, 2013
[Cigarette]

Source
Online News

Stamps on cigarette packs impedes revenue collection: manufacturers

FBR should refrain from adopting any process that is illegal and ultra vires of rules and laws while being impractical and detrimental to the generation of government revenue, say Small Cigarette Manufacturers Association and International Cigarette Industries.
For detail: www.onlinenews.com.pk

Published Mar 26, 2013
[Cigarettes]

Source
Business Recorder

Sale of smuggled cigarettes at petro-marts: Total Parco signs contracts with two multinational companies

Total Parco Pakistan Ltd has informed the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) that it has signed contracts with two leading multinational cigarette manufacturing companies to offer support to them for effectively tackling sale of non-duty paid smuggled cigarettes at petro-marts.
For detail: www.brecorder.com

Published Mar 25, 2013
[Tobacco Growers]

Source
Daily Times

Over a thousand children start smoking daily in Pakistan: experts

Over a thousand children aged six to sixteen are taking up smoking every day in the country, the Pakistan Paediatrics Association has warned.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Mar 24, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
Tribune

1,000 school children in Pakistan take up smoking daily: Report

The Pakistan Pediatrics Association (PPA) has estimated that 1,000 to 1,200 school-going children aged six to 16 take up smoking every day in the country.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Mar 24, 2013
[Excerpt Tuberculosis]

Source
The News

Tuberculosis claims 1.7 million lives every year

World Tuberculosis Day would be observed across the country on March 24 (today).
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Mar 24, 2013
[Cigarette]

Source
Daily Times

Pakistan’s illicit cigarettes trade registers 113.63 percent growth

Pakistanis consumed 23.5bn sticks of smuggled or counterfeit local DNP cigarettes whereas Indians consumed 19.6bn and Indonesia 16.7bn sticks during 2002 to 2011
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Mar 24, 2013
[Cigarette Tobacco]

Source
Business Recorder

Illicit cigarette trade attains new peak: tobacco company contributes Rs 45 billion to national exchequer

While the local black market in cigarettes has successfully siphoned off a hefty Rs 80 billion in tax revenues from Government of Pakistan, over the course of 2007-2011
For detail: www.brecorder.com

Published Mar 22, 2013
[Excerpt Tobacco]

Source
The News

Petroleum occupies one-third of total imports

Additionally, exports of food items increased by 9.2 percent to $2.96 billion. Wheat exports decreased by 55 percent to $43.47 million and tobacco exports fell by 33 percent to $12.55 million over the same period of the last fiscal year.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Mar 20, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Dawn

UN concerned over tobacco trade show in Philippines

The World Health Organization has expressed concern that the Philippines is encouraging smoking by hosting one of the world’s largest tobacco trade shows.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Mar 19, 2013
[Cigarette]

Source
The News

Illicit cigarette trade to cost Rs100 billion to exchequer

The government suffered a loss of Rs80 billion in tax revenue during the last five years, while this loss would be Rs100 billion in the next five years as Pakistan ranked third highest in illicit trade in the Asia-Pacific countries, behind Malaysia and Hong Kong.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Mar 19, 2013
[Excerpt Tobacco]

Source
Dawn

Asian markets rebound

Kuala Lumpur gained 0.25 per cent, or 4.10 points, to 1,625.46. British American Tobacco rose 3.2 per cent to 62.44 ringgit while IHH Healthcare slipped 1.5 per cent to 3.39 ringgit
For detail: dawn.com

Published Mar 18, 2013
[Excerpt Tobacco]

Source
Dawn

Swabi may go militants’ way

Tarbela Dam generates 3,478 megawatts electricity while Ghazi Barotha power project, which generates 1,450 megawatts, had its reservoir in Swabi. The district is called ‘house of tobacco’ because of producing the finest quality of tobacco. It produced tobacco worth Rs172 billion in the year 2011-12.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Mar 17, 2013
[Tobacco Law]

Source
The News

Citizens for effective implementation of tobacco control laws

Citizens stressed the need for effective implementation of tobacco control laws across the country and for curtailing sale of smuggled, duty unpaid, and non-compliant tobacco products.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Mar 17, 2013
[Tobacco PTB]

Source
Business Recorder

Cultivation of NRVs tobacco becomes serious issue for PTB, exporters

The cultivation of non-recommended varieties (NRVs) of tobacco has become a matter of deep concern for Pakistan Tobacco Board (PTB), tobacco companies and exporters. According to sources in PTB
For detail: www.brecorder.com

Published Mar 16, 2013
[Excerpt Tobacco]

Source
Dawn

Asian markets mixed

British American Tobacco shed 1.8 per cent to 58.78 ringgit, Genting Plantations plunged 4.5 per cent to 8.53 ringgit, while Nestle Malaysia was up 0.8 per cent to 60.96 ringgit.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Mar 15, 2013
[Cigarette]

Source
Tribune

The ‘fag’ end of the deal: Cigarette industry suffers as contraband floods markets

The national exchequer suffered a loss of Rs80 billion between 2007 and 2011 in the shape of lower tax revenues due to an influx of contraband cigarettes in the country, claims a recently-released report that examines the tobacco industry.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Mar 15, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
The News

Use of technology for tobacco production urged

Participants of a workshop on profit of tobacco crop on Thursday emphasised on the use of modern technology in agriculture sector to enhance production and get self-reliant in the field of agriculture.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Mar 14, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
The News

KSE

Karachi Stock Excnange
For detail: images.thenews.com.pk

Published Mar 13, 2013
[Excerpt Gutka]

Source
The News

Court seeks explanation from PMDC

The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has been ordered to explain what action has it taken against quacks, unlicensed medical stores and manufacture and sale of “gutka” and “mainpuri” in Sindh.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Mar 11, 2013
[Smoking Ban]

Source
Tribune

Smoking ban in Lebanon proves that old habits can be broken

WHO could have believed the Lebanese would stop smoking? Law 174 is actually being obeyed. No smoking in any restaurants or cafes.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Mar 11, 2013
[Gutka]

Source
Tribune

Police raid a home-based gutka factory in Surjani Town

In an episode of Shikanja aired on Express News on March 2, police officials raided a house located in a sparsely populated corner of Surjani Town to find that it was being used to run a very unkempt but fully functional factory, which manufactures and sells ‘gutka’.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Mar 11, 2013
[Cannabis Smokers]

Source
Daily Times

Nepal police crack down on festival cannabis smokers

Nepalese police said Sunday they have arrested more than 60 pilgrims for smoking cannabis and disturbing the peace at a major religious festival. Cannabis is illegal in Nepal, but under an ancient legal loophole authorities allow holy men — known as sadhus
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Mar 10, 2013
[Smoking Marijuana]

Source
The News

Sadhu smoking

A sadhu (Hindu holy man) smokes marijuana on the premises of Pashupatinath Temple
For detail: photos.thenews.com.pk

Published Mar 10, 2013
[Phillip Morris]

Source
Business Recorder

Phillip Morris cigarette brand: Change of code allocation allowed

The Federal Board of Revenue has allowed M/s Philip Morris (Pakistan) Limited to print the code "For Sale in GCC Countries" instead of "Not for sale in Pakistan" on their cigarette brand "Morven Gold" exported to overseas markets in Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) countries.
For detail: www.brecorder.com

Published Mar 09, 2013
[Phillip Morris]

Source
Tribune

Sting operation: FBR cracks down on South Korean cigarettes

Tax authorities took an unusual step on Friday, threatening retailers with heavy fines and prison sentences unless they stop selling cigarettes smuggled from South Korea.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Mar 08, 2013
[Cigarettes]

Source
Tribune

Pakistan cracks down on South Korean cigarettes

Pakistani tax authorities took the unusual step Friday of threatening retailers with heavy fines and prison unless they stop selling cigarettes smuggled from South Korea.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Mar 08, 2013
[Cigarettes]

Source
The New Age

Pakistan cracks down on South Korean cigarettes

Pakistani tax authorities took the unusual step on Friday of threatening retailers with heavy fines and prison unless they stop selling cigarettes smuggled from South Korea.
For detail: www.thenewage.co.za

Published Mar 08, 2013
[Cigarette]

Source
Pakistan Observer

Attractive cigarette packets

Youngsters, especially college and university students nowadays are really being attracted by colorful cigarette packs and most of them buy cigarettes only because of elegant and vibrant packets which later on turn into high addiction.
For detail: pakobserver.net

Published Mar 07, 2013
[tobacco marketing]

Source
Dawn

Fight tobacco marketing, boost vaccinations to curb cancer, says report

Fighting the tobacco industry’s tactics in the world’s poorest countries and ensuring the best vaccines get to those most in need are key to cutting the number of cancer deaths worldwide, according to a report by specialists in the disease.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Mar 05, 2013
[Smokers]

Source
Daily Times

Expert says smokers less responsive to asthma medicine

The doctors must make asthma patients quit smoking first, as smokers are less responsive to the medicines used in the disease.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Mar 05, 2013
[Fbr Cigarette]

Source
Daily Times

FBR holds session to curb cigarette smuggling

Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) held a special training session here to spread awareness on illegal cigarette trade, its negative impact for the country and how to curb it.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Mar 04, 2013
[Stock Tobacco]

Source
The News

Tobacco

KSE
For detail: images.thenews.com.pk

Published Mar 04, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Dawn

TOBACCO CULTIVATION

Tobacco growers here have started plantation of tobacco crop despite their leaders’ campaign to discourage its cultivation this current year in protest against exploitative tactics of the buyer companies.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Mar 03, 2013
[Cigarette]

Source
The News

Excise duty on cigarettes to promote illicit trade

The proposed rise in the federal excise duty on cigarettes for fetching additional Rs10 billion revenue may not be realistic, keeping in view the expected increase in illicit tobacco market because of growing gap between duty-paid and duty-evaded cigarettes, industry people said.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Mar 02, 2013
[Drug]

Source
The News

Intravenous drug use increasing by 20pc annually

Sixty percent of injected drug users (IDUs) in Pakistan are aged between 15 and 30 and their number is growing by 20 percent per year, officials said on Friday.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Mar 02, 2013
[Cigarette]

Source
The News

FBR launches crackdown against counterfeit cigarettes

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has launched countrywide crackdown against non-duty paid / counterfeit cigarettes and seized 200,000 illegal cigarettes in a single day, sources said.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Mar 01, 2013
[Us Smokers]

Source
The News

He is a chain smoker

I am a 15-year-old girl. My problem is associated with one of my dearest friends ‘B’ who is a chain smoker.
For detail: magazine.thenews.com.pk

Published Mar 01, 2013
[Electronic Cigarette]

Source
Dawn

Electronic cigarettes gaining awareness, use

Increased awareness and use of electronic cigarettes in the US outlined in a study released on Thursday highlights the need for government regulation and evaluation, the head of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s office on smoking and health said.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Mar 06, 2013
[شیشہ Sheesha]

Source
Dunya

ضلع بھر میں شیشہ کلبوں کیخلاف کریک ڈاؤن کا حکم

ہائی سکولوں اور کالجوں میں سگریٹ نوشی کے مضر اثرات او ر قوانین سے آگاہی کیلئے سیمینار منعقد کرائے جائیں،نوجوان نسل کو بچانے کیلئے شیشہ کلبوں کے خلاف بلاتفریق کارروائی کی جائے
For detail: www.dunya.com.pk

Published Feb 28, 2013
[Nicotine Smokeless Tobacco]

Source
Tribune

Nicotine addiction: Govt urged to regulate smokeless tobacco

Representatives of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) have urged the government to pass legislation imposing special taxes on smokeless tobacco products.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Feb 27, 2013
[Tobacco Control Laws]

Source
Daily Times

Citizens for implementation of tobacco control laws

Citizens stressed the need for efficacious implementation of tobacco control laws across the country and for curtailing the sale of smuggled, duty-non-paid, and non-compliant tobacco products.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Feb 27, 2013
[Cigarette Tax]

Source
Daily Times

Proposed changes in cigarette excise tax to render farmers jobless in KP

Thousands of tobacco farmers will go out of jobs in already suffering Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) regions if the proposed changes in cigarette excise tax are actually executed by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Feb 26, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
The News

Putin bans smoking in public places

President Vladimir Putin has signed a law banning smoking in public places in Russia from June, a cornerstone of the government’s bid to improve public health in the nicotine-addicted country, the Kremlin said on Monday.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Feb 26, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Dawn

Tokyo to sell some shares in Japan Tobacco

The Japanese government said Monday it would sell one third of the shares it owns in Japan Tobacco (JT) to partially finance spending on the recovery from the 2011 quake-tsunami disaster.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Feb 26, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
Daily Times

Putin signs law banning smoking in public places

President Vladimir Putin has signed a law banning smoking in public places in Russia from June, a cornerstone of the government’s bid to improve public health in the nicotine-addicted country, the Kremlin said Monday.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Feb 25, 2013
[Smoking Ban Shisha Smokers]

Source
The News

Indoor smoking ban has Istanbul’s shisha smokers in a fit

For several years Ahmet Akkaya has spent most of his mornings and evenings in his favourite cafe in Istanbul, chatting with friends and smoking shisha.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Feb 25, 2013
[Excerpt KSE]

Source
Dawn

Foreign inflows lead KSE-100 index to cross 18,000 points

The laggards for the week were Sui Southern Gas; Sui Northern Gas; National Foods; Pakistan Tobacco Company and Agriauto Industries.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Feb 24, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
Tribune

Tax hound: FBR to initiate hunt for identified tax evaders

The government has in due course decided to go after the top 300,000 tax evaders of the country in the hope to get them to cough up minimum Rs90 billion after it failed to push through with its amnesty scheme.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Feb 24, 2013
[Cigarette]

Source
Dawn

Asif Chaudhry lays bare how sheesha bars are related to drug peddlers in Lahore

Over four million people in Lahore use soft and hard drugs, according to a report by an NGO, Youth Council for Anti Narcotics (YOFA), while Lahore ranks second to Karachi in terms of drug consumption in Pakistan.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Feb 24, 2013
[Drugs]

Source
Dawn

Canna-bliss?

Whether one is in Kharadar, Kati Pahari, Banaras, Saeedabad, Sultanabad, Manghopir and Landhi or the more central areas of Karachi, one comes across a huge number of addictions and a variety of drug addicts.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Feb 24, 2013
[Tobacco Growers]

Source
Daily Times

City govt to launch Drug Advisory Training Hub

The City District Government Lahore (CDGL) and the Youth Council for Anti Narcotics (YOCFAN) have decided to launch a project – ‘Drug Advisory Training Hub’ – to reduce drug addiction among youth in the provincial capital through different educational activities.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Feb 23, 2013
[Cigarettes]

Source
Daily Times

BAT against sale of loose cigarettes

General Manager of British American Tobacco (BAT) said that his company is the strongest advocate for responsible smoking.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Feb 23, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Business Recorder

Tobacco companies urge growers to cultivate only recommended varieties

Representatives of tobacco manufacturing companies have urged the growers to cultivate only recommended varieties
For detail: www.brecorder.com

Published Feb 22, 2013
[Excerpt Business]

Source
The News

POL imports rise due to energy crisis

Export of wheat declined by 57.7 percent to $40 million, tobacco by 29.8 percent to $11.38 million, basmati rice by 33 percent to $315.8 million over the same period of the last fiscal. …
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Feb 22, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Dawn

Tobacco growers urged to use recommended varieties

Representatives of multinational tobacco companies at a workshop here on Friday urged growers to cultivate only the recommended varieties of the crop.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Feb 22, 2013
[Excerpt Cigarette]

Source
Daily Times

Sensex falls over 300 points

The BSE Sensex posted its biggest fall since July 2012 as banking stocks such as ICICI Bank (ICBK.NS) fell a day after RBI data showed loan growth was still a concern and on weakness in global shares due to worries over Fed slowing its bond-buying programme.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Feb 21, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Tribune

Pakistan Tobacco’s profits 375% higher than last year

Pakistan Tobacco Company has announced its profits for the year ended December 31, 201, declaring a net profit of Rs1.73 billion rupees, compared to only Rs363.79 million in the previous year. This translates into a growth in profitability of a staggering 375% over the preceding year.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Feb 21, 2013
[Healthy heart]

Source
Tribune

‘Healthy heart, healthy life’

Heart attacks are responsible for one out of five deaths in the country. Some of these can be prevented by adopting a healthy life style.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Feb 21, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
The News

Violators pay for breaching smoking laws in capital

Though not that impressive, results of the Islamabad district administration’s crackdown on smoking violation show things are surely changing for the better.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Feb 21, 2013
[Legislation Tobacco]

Source
Dawn

Speakers for legislation to control tobacco use

Participants at a consultative seminar on Wednesday highlighted negative impacts of use of smokeless tobacco products on human health and suggested legislation for levy of special taxes on such products in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Feb 21, 2013
[Smokeless Tobacco]

Source
Business Recorder

Call to impose taxes on smokeless tobacco products

Participants in a consultative seminar on "Smokeless Tobacco Products" proposed the imposition of special taxes on smokeless tobacco items, suggested for making specific legislation to control their growing usage in the society.
For detail: www.brecorder.com

Published Feb 20, 2013
[Tobacco Control Cell]

Source

At last, Tobacco Control Cell to get staff

The website stated that Pakistan black market’s estimated value is $6.12 billion per year with cocaine price in Pakistan at $118.7 per gramme; heroin price $3.0 per gramme; ... cigarette smuggling $116 million;
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Feb 20, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
Daily Times

Pakistan 31st biggest black market

The website stated that Pakistan black market’s estimated value is $6.12 billion per year with cocaine price in Pakistan at $118.7 per gramme; heroin price $3.0 per gramme;
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Feb 20, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Business Recorder

Tobacco industry resents raise in excise duty

Tobacco industry has expressed its concern over a proposal of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to enhance excise duty on cigarettes and said that the Board's move would further boost the illicit trade of cigarettes in the country.
For detail: www.brecorder.com

Published Feb 19, 2013
[Smoking Law]

Source
Pakistan Today

Students violating city govt’s no-smoking law

Despite the launch of an anti-smoking campaign by the city administration at the end of last year, smoking in the premises of educational institutions was still in progress.
For detail: www.pakistantoday.com.pk

Published Feb 19, 2013
[Excerpt Cancer]

Source
Daily Times

Taller people have higher cancer risk

Taller women were also less obese, less likely to smoke, wealthier, and more active. Overall, regardless of most of these factors
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Feb 19, 2013
[Cigarettes]

Source
Daily Times

FBR seeks increase in FED on cigarettes

Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has put forward a proposal to increase the Federal Excise Duty (FED) on cigarettes.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Feb 18, 2013
[E Cig]

Source
The News

Smoking out tobacco: The rise of the e-cig

The camera zooms in on a bearded man dragging on a cigarette and blowing out a thick cloud of smoke with what seems to be great satisfaction.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Feb 18, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
Dawn

A laudable step

However, as one is well aware from the experience of health warnings on cigarette packs, changing attitudes takes more than cautionary notes on packaging.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Feb 17, 2013
[Hashish]

Source
Tribune

Tirah valley: The land of pure hashish

Trekking through the secret, narrow passes in the mountains of Tirah, Landikotal and Jamrud tehsils of Khyber Agency, Haji Zubair Afridi and his aides smuggle goatskins in a pickup through Kacharo Kosa. Hidden underneath it are kilos of hashish – what Afridi refers to as his “black gold.”
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Feb 17, 2013
[Cigarettes]

Source
Pakistan Today

Civil society welcomes proposal to raise taxes on cigarettes

Representatives of civil society have welcomed the proposal to raise Federal Excise Duty (FED) on middle slab
For detail: www.brecorder.com

Published Feb 16, 2013
[E Cig]

Source
The News

Smoking out tobacco: The rise of the e-cig

The camera zooms in on a bearded man dragging on a cigarette and blowing out a thick cloud of smoke with what seems to be great satisfaction.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Feb 16, 2013
[KSE]

Source
Dawn

Tobacco

KSE
For detail: images.thenews.com.pk

Published Feb 15, 2013
[Sheesha Cafes]

Source
Dawn

19 sheesha cafes sealed

In a massive crackdown on Thursday, the City District Government of Lahore sealed 19 Sheesha cafes operating in various localities of the provincial metropolis despite a ban.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Feb 15, 2013
[Excerpt Sheesha]

Source
Dawn

Completion of projects ordered in Mansehra

The district development advisory committee has ordered heads of government departments concerned to complete all the ongoing development schemes before the end of current fiscal year.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Feb 14, 2013
[KSE]

Source
The News

Tobacco

KSE
For detail: images.thenews.com.pk

Published Feb 13, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
The News

Russia to ban smoking in public places

Russian lawmakers on Tuesday passed on third and final reading a bill banning smoking in public places, a major pillar of a Kremlin drive to improve health in the nicotine-addicted country.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Feb 13, 2013
[Cigarettes]

Source
The News

FBR proposes higher duty on cigarettes to raise Rs10 bn

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has proposed raising the Federal Excise Duty (FED) on the middle slab of cigarette brands in order to jack up revenues by Rs10 billion, it is learnt.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Feb 11, 2013
[Tobacco Smoke]

Source
Daily Times

Children hit by tobacco smoke

In Pakistan 70% of children get exposed to environmental tobacco smoke, globally declared as a class A carcinogen, that is capable to produce cancer.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Feb 11, 2013
[Sheesha Smokers]

Source
Daily Times

36 Sheesha smokers arrested

The police have claimed that they arrested 36 Sheesha (hookah) smokers from different areas of the city.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Feb 11, 2013
[Tobacco Smoke]

Source
Business Recorder

70pc Pakistani children exposed to carcinogenic tobacco smoke

In Pakistan 70% of children get exposed to environmental tobacco smoke, globally declared as a class- A carcinogen, that is capable to produce cancer.
For detail: www.brecorder.com

Published Feb 10, 2013
[Excerpt Stock Tobacco]

Source
Tribune

Weekly review: Bourse soars to new highs amidst strong earnings

Pakistan Tobacco Company manufactures and sells cigarettes.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Feb 10, 2013
[Bans Smoking]

Source
Daily Times

Suriname approves bill that bans smoking in public

Legislators in the South American country of Suriname have approved a bill that could mean jail time for people who smoke in public.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Feb 09, 2013
[Texation Cigarettes]

Source
The News

FBR to restructure taxation on cigarettes

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) intends to restructure taxation on cigarettes by withdrawing federal excise duty (FED) slab to overcome the Rs30 billion shortfall in revenue during current financial year, said officials.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Feb 08, 2013
[Oral Cancer]

Source
The News

Oral cancer

Cancer is a killer and oral cancer, which globally is one of the most common kinds of cancer, is the second-most common malignancy in Pakistan.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Feb 08, 2013
[KSE]

Source
The News

Tobacco

KSE
For detail: images.thenews.com.pk

Published Feb 08, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Dawn

FBR move irks tobacco industry

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) intends to restructure taxes on cigarette by withdrawing middle tier of Federal Excise Duty (FED) slab to overcome the shortfall of Rs30 billion in revenue during the current fiscal year.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Feb 08, 2013
[Sheesha]

Source
Dawn

Sheesha banned in Peshawar

The district administration has banned the use of sheesha in the hotels, restaurants and smoking near the educational institutions and hospitals.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Feb 07, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Pakistan Today

Pakistan’s tobacco consumption: The most in South Asia!

Despite the fact that tobacco is banned in public places, Pakistan is the largest consumer of tobacco in South Asia.
For detail: www.pakistantoday.com.pk

Published Feb 06, 2013
[Excerpt Stocks]

Source
Daily Times

BSE Sensex at lowest level since Jan 1, ITC, ICICI fall

Cigarette maker ITC Ltd fell 1.56 percent, after gaining 7.3 percent in January. ICICI Bank Ltd shares fell 1.33 percent, its third fall in four sessions.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Feb 05, 2013
[Excerpt Tobacco]

Source
The News

Troubling gums

Rather than looking for a cure after the problem occurs, the best thing to do is to prevent the predicament from occurring at all.
For detail: e.thenews.com.pk

Published Feb 04, 2013
[Oral Cancer]

Source
The News

‘Oral cancer on the rise among youths’

Oral cancer (OC) is one of the most common cancers worldwide with high mortality and low five-year survival rates. OC is the second most common malignancy in Pakistan but insufficient information is available
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Feb 04, 2013
[Addicts Drugs]

Source
Dawn

Young addicts of mild drugs falling prey to oral cancer

Oral cancer is the second most common malignancy in Pakistan which is mostly observed in a relatively younger population with 30 per cent of patients up to 40 years of age and younger, says Dr Shahid Pervez, senior professor and consultant pathologist at the Aga Khan University Hospital.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Feb 04, 2013
[Oral Cancer]

Source
Daily Times

Oral cancer most common disease in world

“Oral Cancer (OC) is one of the most common cancers worldwide with high mortality & low 5-year survival rates.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Feb 04, 2013
[Cigar]

Source
Daily Times

World’s biggest cigar sells for $185,000

Juan Panesso has had a lot of strange requests over the years he’s managed his online cigar store—but a 20-foot long stogie with a $200,000 price tag was easily the strangest.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Feb 04, 2013
[Cancer]

Source
Daily Times

Capital all set to mark World Cancer Day today

World Cancer Day will be observed in Pakistan on Monday to create awareness about the disease and its treatment and prevention.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Feb 03, 2013
[KSE PTC]

Source
Tribune

Weekly Review: Earnings season pushes KSE-100 to 17,266 points

Pakistan Tobacco Company manufactures and sells cigarettes.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Feb 03, 2013
[KSE]

Source
The News

Mixed trend to prevail at KSE next week

Pakistan Tobacco Co, Pace (Pakistan) Ltd, Hum Network Limited, NetSol Technologies and Engro Foods Limited were the major gainers, while Siemens Engineering, IGI Insurance, Azgard Nine, JS Growth Fund and Attock Petroleum Ltd were the major losers.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Feb 03, 2013
[Excerpt Cigarette]

Source
Daily Times

Teary Australia PM’s election campaign off to rocky start

Roxon, Australia’s first female Attorney-General, notably took on the big tobacco companies with plain packaging legislation last year and won.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Feb 02, 2013
[Smokers]

Source
Daily Times

Elderly male smokers urged to get screened for abdominal aneurysm

The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends that former or current male smokers between the ages of 65 and 75 should receive an ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jan 29, 2013
[Shisha Smokers]

Source
The Nation

45 Shisha smokers arrested in Rawalpindi

Police have arrested 45 Shisha smokers from Commercial Market.
For detail: www.nation.com.pk

Published Jan 29, 2013
[Different Cigarette]

Source
Dawn

Recycling entrepreneur stubs out cigarette garbage

Recycling entrepreneur Tom Szaky is stubbing out the world’s cigarette problem – one butt at a time.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Jan 28, 2013
[shisha]

Source
Daily Times

DHA bans shisha

Sir: According to reports, the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) in Karachi has decided to impose a ban on shisha smoking in all cafés and eateries within its jurisdiction.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jan 28, 2013
[Anti Tobacco Laws]

Source
Daily Times

Hotels’ owners asked to implement anti-tobacco laws

Citizens call for shutting designated smoking areas
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jan 27, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
The News

Talk to kids about smoking

It’s important to educate children and teens about the dangers of smoking to help prevent them from picking up the deadly habit.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jan 26, 2013
[Shisha]

Source
Tribune

Can’t get shisha in DHA? Go somewhere else!

The libertarian and the doctor in me have been at war with each other for some time, generating a tremendous deal of cognitive dissonance regarding the use of shisha.
For detail: blogs.tribune.com.pk

Published Jan 25, 2013
[PTC]

Source
Daily Times

PTC, IPO-Pakistan discuss IPR enforcement laws

Members Pakistan Tobacco Company (PTC) discussed various issues of mutual interest especially related to the enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Laws with the officials of Intellectual Property Organisation (IPO-Pakistan).
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jan 24, 2013
[Shisha]

Source
Tribune

Controlling teenagers: Worried parents make DHA ban shisha

Smokers in Defence will most likely head to cafes in Clifton following the ban on the use of shisha.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Jan 24, 2013
[Smokers]

Source
The News

Women smokers face greater health risks

WASHINGTON Women smokers are at a greater risk than at any time in recent decades from lung cancer and other ailments linked to their tobacco use, according to a study published on Wednesday.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jan 24, 2013
[Cigarette]

Source
The News

Aspirin use may cause age-related blindness

Smoking is also a preventable risk factor for AMD, according to the study authors, the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, reports.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jan 24, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
Dawn

Quitting smoking by 40 reduces risk of early death: study

Smokers who quit by around age 40 can stave off an early death, according to a landmark study that fills key gaps in knowledge of smoking-related health ills.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Jan 23, 2013
[Tobacco Growers]

Source
Dawn

Changing mindsets

WHEN Sheema Kermani launched her play Zehreela Dhooan, she probably didn’t realise how formidable would be her battle against the cigarette. In this play a cast of eight earnest people take on the mighty tobacco giants.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Jan 23, 2013
[smoke ban]

Source
Daily Times

Storyline axed over Wales smoke ban

A storyline in TV drama ‘Casualty’ warning about the dangers of smoking had to be binned – because of Wales’s anti-smoking laws.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jan 22, 2013
[Excerpt Tobacco]

Source
The News

All for women

Currently, APWA is also broadening its scope. A campaign is being run entitled 'Faces of the future- Smoking Prevention and Cessation in women'.
For detail: magazine.thenews.com.pk

Published Jan 20, 2013
[Secondhand Smoke]

Source
The News

Secondhand smoke ups asthma risk

Babies exposed to cigarette smoke are at increased risk for developing childhood respiratory diseases such as asthma, according to a new study.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jan 19, 2013
[Cigarettes]

Source
Daily Times

Smuggled cigarettes cause Rs 10bn loss per annum to national exchequer

Around 15 billion smuggled and duty-non-paid cigarettes are sold annually in the country causing loss of more than Rs 10 billion to the national exchequer.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jan 17, 2013
[KSE Tobacco Excerpt]

Source
The News

KSE index recovers by 73.58 points

The Karachi Stock Exchange’s benchmark 100-index recovered from the Monday’s massive decline and improved by 73.58 points as nothing new came from Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri’s speech, dealers said.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jan 16, 2013
[Business Tobacco Excerpt]

Source
Dawn

LSM expands 6.5pc in November

The large-scale manufacturing (LSM) posted an impressive growth of 6.50 per cent in November, from a year ago.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Jan 16, 2013
[Stock Excerpt]

Source
Daily Times

Sensex hits 20,000 in trade

Cigarette maker ITC (ITC.NS) rose 2.2 percent, after already gaining 1.7 percent on Monday as investors bet October-December earnings due would show continued growth.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jan 15, 2013
[Court health message]

Source
Tribune

Court declines to hear Bhatt’s plea against health message

The Delhi High Court on Monday declined to hear film-maker Mahesh Bhatt’s plea to quash a notification that all films will have to screen a mandatory health message in the beginning and middle of the films showing use of tobacco products.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Jan 15, 2013
[KSE]

Source
The News

Tobacco Stock Exchange

KSE
For detail: images.thenews.com.pk

Published Jan 14, 2013
[Gutka گٹکا]

Source
Dunya

نوجوان میں گٹکے کا بڑھتا ہوارجحان

انسان دورِ نوجوانی میں اپنی صحت سے لاپروائی کرتاہے جب کہ اسی دور میں اس پر ماحول اور اس سے زیادہ دوستوں کی صحبت اثر انداز ہوتی ہے۔
For detail: dunya.com.pk

Published Jan 14, 2013
[smoking]

Source
Dawn

‘death clock’ updating tobacco-related deaths

Bangladesh unveiled a ‘death clock’ in its capital to raise awareness about smoking-related deaths in a country which ranks among the world’s highest in tobacco consumption.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jan 14, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Dawn

‘Death clock’ to raise awareness about smoking hazards

Bangladesh unveiled a ‘Death Clock’ in its capital to raise awareness about smoking-related deaths in a country which ranks among the world’s highest in tobacco consumption.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Jan 14, 2013
[Anti Smoking]

Source
Daily Times

APWA, Pfizer organise anti-smoking play Zehreela Dhuwan

All Pakistan Women Association (APWA) in collaboration with Pfizer organised a theater play entitled ‘Zehreela Dhuwan’ with Sheema Kirmani, featuring smoking prevention and cessation in women here at APWA Auditorium on Saturday evening.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jan 13, 2013
[Stock Excerpt]

Source
Tribune

Weekly Review: Political uncertainty keeps bourse at bay

Pakistan Tobacco Company Limited manufactures and sells cigarettes.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Jan 13, 2013
[Smoking]

Source
The News

Smoking can cut 10 years off a woman’s life

Smoking cigarettes can shave 10 years off of a woman’s life, a large new study shows.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jan 13, 2013
[Heart]

Source
The News

Heart rate predicts women’s heart risk

A woman’s resting pulse rate is a good predictor of her heart attack risk regardless of other risk factors, such as smoking and alcohol consumption, researchers say.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jan 13, 2013
[Sheesha Smoking]

Source
Pakistan Today

Sheesha smoking on the rise

“This animal dung has ruined our life. There is nothing but disease here now. Fish stocks, which used to be in abundance in the creek, have depleted and consequently our children are forced to travel long distances, at times even close to the Indian territory, to fish,” said Ibrahim Jut Baloch, an old fisherman.
For detail: www.pakistantoday.com.pk

Published Jan 13, 2013
[Excerpt]

Source
Dawn

Condemned by poverty to live in filth

Most villagers, including women and children, suffered from skin infections and were also found to be hooked to ‘gutka’, a concoction of tobacco, betel nuts and other ingredients including intoxicating substances.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Jan 12, 2013
[Tobacco Excerpt]

Source
The News

LSM posts nominal growth

Poor law and order situation, political uncertainty, acute energy crisis and less domestic demand has badly hit Pakistan’s large scale manufacturing (LSM) growth, as during July-November 2012-13, it grew by only 2.38 percent over the same period last year, according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) on Friday.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jan 12, 2013
[tobacco]

Source
Daily Times

Citizens demand implementation of tobacco control laws

Citizens on Friday stressed the need for effective implementation of the tobacco control laws across the country and for curtailing the sale of smuggled, duty-non-paid, and non-compliant tobacco products.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jan 12, 2013
[Cigarette Tax]

Source
Business Recorder

Leading MNC cigarette unit: alarming 64 percent decrease in declared tax in fiscal year 2011

Directorate General of Intelligence and Investigation Inland Revenue (IR) Federal Board of Revenue has started a thorough analysis of tax-related data of a leading multinational cigarette manufacturing company after it shows alarming decrease of 64 percent in payment of income tax in 2010-11 against 2011-12.
For detail: www.brecorder.com

Published Jan 11, 2013
[Cigarette]

Source
Dawn

Untaxed cigarettes cause Rs262m loss

Audits carried out by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) have established that an amount of Rs262 million has to be recovered as duty and taxes against illicit trade of tobacco and cigarettes, the board announced on Thursday.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Jan 11, 2013
[tobacco cigarette]

Source
Daily Times

FBR’s drive against illicit tobacco, cigarette trade

The Anti-Illicit Tobacco and Cigarette Unit working under the Inland Revenue Wing of FBR has successfully launched its wide ranged operations covering almost all segments of this evasion prone sector.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jan 11, 2013
[FBR Tobacc Cigarette]

Source
Business Recorder

FBR launches drive against illicit tobacco, cigarette trade

The Anti-Illicit Tobacco and Cigarette Unit working under the Inland Revenue Wing of FBR has successfully launched its wide ranged operations covering almost all segments of this evasion prone sector.
For detail: www.brecorder.com

Published Jan 09, 2013
[Cigarette Excerpt]

Source
Daily Times

Indian shares end higher, ITC gains

Defensive stocks led the gainers on value buying, with cigarette-maker ITC Ltd ending 2.4 percent higher. Its shares fell 3.9 percent last month and 2.7 percent in January till Monday’s close.
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jan 08, 2013
[KSE]

Source
The News

KSE Tobacco

KSE
For detail: images.thenews.com.pk

Published Jan 08, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
The Frontier Post

Swabi farmers protest against tobacco company

A large number of farmers hailing from different areas of Swabi district staged a protest sit-in on Monday in front of the residence of the ex-MNA and Industrialist Haji Naseem-ur-Rehman for allegedly non-payment of the amount of their tobacco corps by his Tobacco Company for the last eight months.
For detail: www.thefrontierpost.com

Published Jan 08, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Dawn

Growers besiege house of tobacco company owner

A large number of farmers hailing from different areas of Swabi district staged a sit-in outside the residence of industrialist and former MNA Haji Naseem-ur-Rehman over non-payment of the price of tobacco crop by his company for last eight months.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Jan 07, 2013
[PTB]

Source
The News

Growers demand removal of PTB chairman

The tobacco growers here on Sunday asked the government to remove the chairman of the Pakistan Tobacco Board (PTB) or else they would launch protest campaign against him and for their rights.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jan 07, 2013
[Anti Tobacco Laws]

Source
Pakistan Today

Citizens urge efficacious implementation of anti-tobacco laws

Citizens stressed the need for efficacious implementation of tobacco control laws across the country and to curtail the sale of smuggled and non-compliant tobacco products.
For detail: www.pakistantoday.com.pk

Published Jan 07, 2013
[tobacco]

Source
Dawn

Growers want tobacco board chief removed

The tobacco growers have threatened to launch an agitation if the government doesn’t remove the chairman of tobacco board in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Jan 07, 2013
[Tobacco rates]

Source
Dawn

Rates pf Pak Tobacco

Pak Tobacco
For detail: dawn.com

Published Jan 06, 2013
[Excerpt Smoking]

Source
Tribune

‘True gentlemen’: Governor vows to revive Aitchison College to former glory

It was agreed at the meeting that regular student attendance must be ensured, and smoking on campus and the use of mobile phones in classrooms be banned.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Jan 05, 2013
[KSE]

Source
The News

KSE Tobacco

KSE
For detail: images.thenews.com.pk

Published Jan 04, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Dawn

Asian markets mostly up

Kuala Lumpur rose 1.10 per cent, or 17.93 points, to 1,692.65. UMW Holdings gained 4.5 per cent to 12.50 ringgit, Axiata added 3.5 per cent to 6.81 while British American Tobacco lost 0.9 per cent to 61.46.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Jan 03, 2013
[Cigarette]

Source
Business Recorder

Cigarette makers: FED slabs may be revised to curb revenue leakage

The Federal Board of Revenue is expected to revise tax policy for cigarette manufacturers including multinational companies on detection of revenue leakage under the FED slabs applicable for different brands of cigarettes.
For detail: www.brecorder.com

Published Jan 02, 2013
[Tobacco Cafe]

Source
Tribune

Tobacco control: In a bid to better implement laws, tobacco cell fines cafes

A total of 37 cafeterias, restaurants and snooker clubs were raided and fined in January as part of efforts to control indoor and underage shisha smoking.
For detail: tribune.com.pk

Published Jan 02, 2013
[Stoks KSE]

Source
The News

Tobacco

KSE
For detail: images.thenews.com.pk

Published Jan 02, 2013
[Excerpt Tobacco]

Source
The News

KSE index down by 100 points on profit-taking

Highest increase was recorded in the shares of Noon Pakistan, which increased by Rs2.53 to Rs53.23 per share followed by Pakistan Tobacco, which rose by Rs2.40 to Rs69.96 per share. Major decline was witnessed in the shares of Unilever Pakistan, which fell by Rs100 to Rs10,000 per share followed by Bata (Pak) that declined by Rs50 to Rs1,301 per share.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jan 02, 2013
[Anti Tobacco Law]

Source
Pakistan Observer

Fine to be imposed on anti-tobacco law violators

The federal capital district administration has decided to launch anti-smoking awareness campaign in collaboration with the civil society, traders and educationists.
For detail: pakobserver.net

Published Jan 02, 2013
[Tobacco smoker]

Source
Dawn

Target Big Tobacco, not smokers

WHAT’S bulbous, comically gruesome and worth around £2.7 million? The answer is not, in fact, London mayor Boris Johnson, but the government’s new anti-smoking campaign.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Jan 02, 2013
[Tobacco]

Source
Dawn

Illegal shop selling tobacco product

IT seems that to rid a residential neighbourhood, even in so-called affluent Clifton, of an illegal kiosk selling tobacco products is impossible unless you happen to be really well-connected.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Jan 02, 2013
[Sheesha Smoking]

Source
Dawn

Sheesha smoking

SHEESHA smoking takes place in most cafes in Islamabad. Recently in the F-7/3 market cafe owners have encroached upon pavements in front of their joints, where Sheesha and cigarette smoking takes place.
For detail: dawn.com

Published Jan 02, 2013
[Excerpt Tobacco]

Source
Daily Times

China official factory PMI points to steady growth revival

The survey showed output in oil processing, quarrying and tobacco industries slipped while food processing
For detail: www.dailytimes.com.pk

Published Jan 01, 2013
[Anti Smoking]

Source
The Peninsula

Anti-smoking campaign launched in Islamabad

The district administration of Pakistan’s federal capital of Islamabad is to reinforce its campaign to discourage smoking, starting January 1, 2013.
For detail: thepeninsulaqatar.com

Published Jan 01, 2013
[Heroin]

Source
The News

Bid to smuggle heroin to UK foiled

The Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) on Monday recovered a huge quantity of heroin powder booked for UK through cargo, the ANF said.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

Published Jan 01, 2013
[Heroin]

Source
The News

Bid to smuggle heroin to UK foiled

The Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) on Monday recovered a huge quantity of heroin powder booked for UK through cargo, the ANF said.
For detail: www.thenews.com.pk

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