Tobacco Control Cell was established in July, 2007 with aim to enhance tobacco control efforts in Pakistan. The national tobacco control regime got stronger as Pakistan became a party to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in 2004. Tobacco smoking in Pakistan is legal, but under certain circumstances is banned. Allow sub-national regulations that are stricter than the national law. Achievements. According to the Pakistan Demographic Health Survey, 46 per cent men and 5.7 per cent women smoke tobacco. Notification No. If calculated on per day basis, 177 million cigarettes per day were consumed in FY-14. The first aspect of our study, which was compliance monitoring in public areas, comprised of assessment of various parameters, such as displayof"nosmoking"signs,evidenceofactivetobacco The youth are being targeted by the tobacco industry so that ‘replacement smokers’ could be recruited. Warnings on smokeless tobacco products are not required. In 2008, The Union worked with the Ministry of Health in Pakistan to establish a government Tobacco Control Cell responsible for tobacco control … HR. The implementation of tobacco control laws in 'smoke-free' places, the adherence of tobacco companies to these laws, the regulation of cigarette sale, and the awareness and views of the general public regarding tobacco control laws were assessed via direct observation by visits and through self-administered questionnaires. Tobacco companies requirements are announced every year at October vide national dailies for information to tobacco growers in order to execute their agreement with tobacco … Methods We conducted a household survey among adult smokers in 10 cities of Pakistan, using a two-stage random sampling strategy to select households and Kish grid method to select one … shed light on the state of implementation of tobacco control laws in Pakistan. Based on World Health Organization’s 2013 standardized estimate of smoking prevalence, 31.8 % of men, 5.8 % of women, and 19.1% of Pakistan’s adult population currently use tobacco … “In Pakistan, tobacco is the cause of death of around 166,000 people every year. Background Public attitude is a political driver in successful implementation of tobacco control policies. Pakistan is one of 15 countries worldwide with a heavy burden of tobacco-related ill health. Pakistan Tobacco Board is helping the tobacco growers by various means for the safety of their crops and intersts. We assessed support for a range of tobacco control policies among smokers in Pakistan. The Cell is accelerating tobacco control activities in Pakistan through multifaceted efforts starting from planning, resource mobilization, institutional strengthening, public-private partnership and … Pakistan also ranks among the top 10 countries with the most worrying tobacco consumption trends. Cell/R.2127/SCP-2005 of Supreme Court of Pakistan for enforcement of tobacco control legislations in Pakistan August 2004 National Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases and Health Promotion in Pakistan. Tobacco harm reduction, using safer nicotine products including vaping devices (e-cigarettes), snus and heated tobacco products, offer new choices to millions of people who want to quit smoking. The GSTHR maps the global, regional and national availability and use of these products, regulatory responses to them, and the public health potential of tobacco harm reduction. Ensuring that tobacco laws are implemented will contribute to reducing the tobacco burden of approximately 108,800 deaths annually in Pakistan, of which 298 of those deaths occur daily.