The law on tobacco control

The Network for Consumer Protection, together with a group of politicians belonging to major political parties addressed the masses did not cast a vote for those political candidates who smoked. Nadeem Iqbal, Executive Coordinator of the Network, said Thursday that the political parties should not award tickets to smokers, as it would compromise their commitment to strengthen the public health.

Politicians endorse support a total ban on advertising, promotion and sponsorship, along with the effective implementation of tobacco control laws, activation District Implementation Committee (DIC) for the rigorous body headed by the district coordination officers, repeated notification from the federal and provincial guidelines advertising.

Tahira Aurangzaib, a member of the National Assembly asked parents to play their role in an effective way to reduce tobacco use among youth. Sultan Mahmood Qazi, a senior and member of the Central Executive Committee, Pakistan Peoples Party said that sufficient budget for the health sector to control tobacco growing burden of disease in Pakistan. He pledged recommendations Chain comprehensive ban on advertising, promotion and sponsorship in party meetings to include tobacco control in the Charter of PPP.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf recently unveiled its health policy, Farah Agha, president of PTI, Rawalpindi and Islamabad, suggested that the religious clergy to protect people quit smoking and following laws tobacco through Juma sermons.

Fouzia Naz, General Secretary (Women Wing) Pakistan Muslim League-Q suggested that tobacco control programs in teaching young children to keep Pakistani youth from tobacco dangers. DMK district representative offered to drive the points of sale of tobacco from residential areas.

A representative of the All Pakistan Muslim League proposes the introduction of higher taxes and higher prices to reduce tobacco consumption in Pakistan. PPP representatives expressed support act DCO Rawalpindi to activate DIC in Rawalpindi. Network like banning smoking and protect non-health ordinance of 2002, all providers of Pakistan Act, 1958, and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in 2004 to protect present and future generations from the dangers of tobacco use, along with other related diseases.

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