PANAH official highlights harmful effects of tobacco – Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Sana Ullah Ghumman, Secretary General and Chief Operating Officer of National Heart Association of Pakistan (PANAH), said that smoking is not something to be proud of, but rather condemnable. Tobacco is rapidly destroying the health of our younger generation, which must be stopped. It is the responsibility of families and institutions, including the government, to educate their children about the harmful effects of tobacco, so that they can avoid smoking.
Sana Ullah Ghumman said this while speaking at Capital Law College, Murree Road and Superior Group of Colleges Chakri Road on Wednesday. He said our children are our future, protecting them is everyone’s duty, not just the government.
To combat smoking, the government should increase taxes by at least 30% in the next budget, so that the purchase of tobacco is out of reach for young children and that we can avoid diseases. This will reduce the health burden by Rs 615 billion and increase revenue.
Panah has so far visited more than eight educational institutions this month, aiming to educate the younger generation about the dangers of tobacco. This trend will continue in the future.
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