World No Tobacco Day observed in city

May 30, 2013 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: World No Tobacco Day was observed on 31st May every year in whole world and public was given awareness about this important matter of health. This year under the title of “Ban on Advertisement of Smoking, its Promotion and Patronizing” World No Tobacco Day was observed for creating awareness among people and opting healthy life style.

Various Seminars and health sessions under Health Department Karachi for emerging importance of this day were being held whereas awareness programs with reference to importance of this day in health centers of all towns of Karachi were being held as well in which experts would create awareness and consciousness about harms of smoking.

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 MS Dr Laiq, Incharge Medical ward Dr Masood, Dr Faiza and Dr Rehana addressed seminar and discussed about causes and factors of smoking. They said that causes of smoking include access of thinking about difficulties, social phenomenon, being safe from exhaustion, getting relief from grief and interest of smoking but its side effects were destructive.

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 source of protection from cancer and other side effects.

Health Education Officer Shakeel Ahmed gave a review of advertisements promoting smoking and urged participants that they should avoid smoking and he also provided people with information about sheesha smoking restaurants and urged prevention from them.