Tobacco Free Pakistan
Based on current rates, more than 1 million current college students are projected to die prematurely from tobacco use. “If young people don’t start using tobacco by age 26, they almost certainly will never start.”- Surgeon General Regina Benjamin
12 hours: The carbon monoxide level in your blood returns to normal.
2-12 weeks: Blood circulation and lung function begin to improve.
1 year: The increased risk of having a heart attack is reduced by half.
5 years: Risk of a stroke is reduced to the same risk as a person who never smoked.
10 years: The risk of lung cancer is reduced.
15 years: The risk of heart disease is that of a nonsmoker.
Food tastes better.
You have more energy.
Your breath, clothes and hair won’t smell like smoke.
You are saving money.
You are now more in control of your life and actions now that you are no longer addicted to cigarettes.
Pakistan is one of 15 countries worldwide with a heavy burden of tobacco-related ill health. 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 one form or another. Of these, 17.9 % of men, 1 % of women and 9.6 % of the adult population overall are daily cigarette smokers, while 4.4 % men, 1 % women and 2.7 % of the adult population are daily water pipe smokers. Moreover, 10.5 % men, 3.5 % women and 7.1 % of adults use smokeless tobacco daily. Among youth, 13.3 % of boys, 6.6 % of girls and 10.7 % of all youth currently use tobacco or a tobacco product.
Here are some lectures on Tobacco & Environment