Written By: Kaneez Fizza
As a popular saying goes by…”SMOKING IS VERY DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH”. But why people are still smoking? Thinking about this argument I have decided to write an article related to smoking. Because I envision that it is compulsory for today’s society which is occupied by the curse of drugs, commonly high school and university students are involved in it. It is one of the major reasons that our youth is not focusing on their ambitions, and due to it today Pakistan, even after over 72 years of independence, is among third world country.
In Pakistan, it is estimated that the prevalence of tobacco smoking is 36% for males and 9% for females. Among young adults, especially the university students in Pakistan, the prevalence of smoking is 15% with the majority being male smokers. Approximately 1,200 children start smoking every day. This represents a huge impact not only in terms of economic costs but it is slowly depriving the country of a healthy workforce and increasing the burden of disease in the already overburdened health sector. Continue reading