The health ministry has imposed ban over cigarette advertisement, sponsorship and any other prize schemes
According to details, Health ministry in its historical decision has banned, the advertisement of tobacco products through posters, screens and cinemas and declared them illegal.
Furthermore, endorsement of tobacco products through print and electronic media has also been banned.
Dr. Zafar Mirza Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health said that one hundred and sixty six thousand people annually die after suffering from different diseases due to tobacco consumption.
On other hand, the crackdown had been launched against the sellers of non-duty paid and counterfeit cigarettes in different markets of the country by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).
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17 November, 2019