Tag Archives: Smoking

On buying a pack of warning, king size filters

After the probable implementation of controversial regulation about Graphical Health Warning (GHW), Pakistan will be the 3rd country of the world that will be going to increase the maximum space for GHW on cigarette packets, ultimately affecting the revenue position and promotion of illicit trade in the country.

Smokers ‘more prone to depression’: report

Smokers are around 70% more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety than ex-smokers and non-smokers, a study has suggested. Researchers said quitting smoking could help people combat anxiety and depression and

A cigarette a day keeps doctor in pay!

Smoking not only affects developed, but also under-developed, countries, said Dr Shoaib Alam, consultant pulmonologist, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre. He was talking to reporters in connection with “World

Smoker numbers edge close to one billion

Although smoking is becoming less popular in many parts of the world, the total number of smokers is growing, global figures reveal. In 2012, 967 million people smoked every day compared with

Sheesha smoking on the rise

The number of drug addicts across the country has doubled from 4 million to 9 million from 2000 to 2012 while the number of Sheesha smokers is also increasing rapidly in Lahore,