Shaikh Zayed Hospital in Lahore observes the 'World No Tobacco Day' to highlight the problem of tobacco consumption.
The hospital's pulmonology department has organized various activities, which include distribution of literature on tobacco use, an awareness walk, pamphlets on hazards of tobacco use, ways of eliminating and controlling tobacco use, and displaying banners outside the hospital to create awareness on the issue.
The increasing number of Pakistani youth is getting addicted to tobacco consumption in the form Shisha smoking, The Daily Times reports.
About five million people die each year from tobacco epidemic across the globe. The death toll is rising steadily and is expected to reach over 8 million within the next two decades.
The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control is the first global effort against tobacco consumption.