World no tobacco day observed by Karachi Metropolitan Corporation

Karachi, June 03, 2013 (PPI-OT): World No Tobacco Day was observed on 31st May every year in whole world and on this occasion public was given awareness about this important matter of health. World No Tobacco Day under the title of “Advertisement of Smoking, its Promotion and Ban on its Patronization” was also observed for creating awareness among people and opting healthy life this year.

Following the directive of KMC Administrator Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi, various seminars and health sessions for emerging importance of this day were being held under Health Department Karachi whereas programs for awareness were being held in health centres in all towns of Karachi in which experts with reference to harms of smoking would create awareness and consciousness in this connection a seminar with reference to World No Tobacco Day to avoid smoking and be safe from its side effects was held in Sindh Government Hospital New Karachi.

Deputy M.S Dr. Laiq, Incharge Medical Ward Dr. Masood, Dr. Faiza and Dr. Rehana addressed seminar and discussed about different factors and reasons to start smoking. They said that causes of smoking include access of thinking about difficulties and social phenomenon and their side effects were destructive.

Almost all body parts were affected by side effects of smoking especially mouth, livers and heart which caused cancer and finally death therefore avoid of smoking was only way of protection from cancer and other side effects. He also informed people about sheesha tobacco restaurants and said that youngsters while considering this harmless were using this destructive habit.

Health Education Officer Mrs. Iffat Sultana discussed about Passive Smoking and said that Passive Smoking was harmful not only for you but also for your family members and recommended people to look after their health. Administrator Karachi Syed Hashim Raza Zaidi said that beside World No Tobacco Day seminar, walk and awareness literature on smoking and its side effects should also be published on other days.

For more information, contact:
Administrator Secretariat
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC)
City District Government Complex, 1st Floor, Civic Centre,
Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
Tel: +9221 9923 2400 -01
Fax: +9221 9923 2406

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