Smoking in Pakistan

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Tobacco smoking in Pakistan is legal, but under certain circumstances is banned.[1] The habit is mostly found in the youth of Pakistan and in farmers[citation needed], and is thought to be responsible for various health problems and deaths in the country. Smoking produces many health problems in smokers. According to some surveys, 40% of males and 8% of females are regular smokers. Pakistan has the highest counsumption of tobacco in South Asia.[2]

Effects on health[edit]

Lung cancer in Pakistan is caused directly by tobacco in 90% of cases. It claims lives of 100,000 people every year.[3]

Smoking fashion[edit]

28% of the youth in Islamabad is addicted to tobacco smoking.[citation needed] It has become fashion for students to smoke Hookah in Hookah lounges.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Pakistan Details". Tobacco Control Laws. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Pakistan’s tobacco consumption: The most in South Asia!". Pakistan Today. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "‘Smoking kills 100,000 in Pakistan annually’". 1 December 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2014.